Team collaboration platform Slack has reported a March 2015 security incident in which hackers gained unauthorized access to user profiles. A post on the company’s blog noted:
We were recently able to confirm that there was unauthorized access to a Slack database storing user profile information. We have since blocked this unauthorized access and made additional changes to our technical infrastructure to prevent future incidents.
In its report, Slack notes that no financial or payment information was accessed or compromised in this attack. It also assures users that there is “no indication that the hackers were able to decrypt stored passwords”.
If you are a Slack user, you should review the detailed information about the breach on the Slack website.
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