May 03, 2021 I Technology

Reverb Sees Data Breach

Last week, pop culture website Gizmodo reported Reverb had experienced a data breach, specifying that a security consultant named Bob Diachenko had found an unsecured database on Reverb. “The exposed database, which contained user data like phone numbers, emails, addresses, and even order information, was dangerous in its own right,” the article stated, “but then Diachenko figured out how many customers were affected: 5.6 million, by his reckoning, an exceedingly huge breach that has become a sadly normal experience for online e-commerce customers.”

In a statement to Music Inc., Reverb confirmed the breach.

“We recently became aware that some user contact information, including name, address, phone number and email, was accessible for a short period of time,” the company said in a statement. “As soon as we learned of this issue, we immediately worked to resolve it. We have no information that suggests any of this contact information has been misused and we do not have reason to believe password or payment information were involved in this issue. Out of an abundance of caution, we have notified affected users via email. We take our users’ privacy and security very seriously and are committed to ensuring something like this doesn’t happen again.”

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