Marketing giant Maropost exposes 95M email records

by | Apr 12, 2020 | Client Alerts, Data Breaches

 The marketing automation company Maropost has potentially exposed 95M email records as reported by cybernews.com. You can read the full story here:

 https://cybernews.com/security/marketing-giant-maropost-exposes-95-million-emails-and-doesnt-seem-to-care-about-it/

What was Exposed?

  • ~19,214,884 unique email IDs, including the apparent addresses of the company’s clients and their customers.
  • Email logs that contain metadata showing the exact date and time the mails have been sent, who sent them, and to whom.

This means that potentially all of Maropost’s customers and its customer’s clients may have had information exposed.

It is current not known how long the information was public or the exact extent of the incident. 

Potential Impact

All a hacker really needs is your email address. Thats it. With this information they can engage in a number of attacks including:

  • Phishing attacks
  • Selling the information
  • Brute force password attacks
  • Spam

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Photo by Tianyi Ma on Unsplash

 

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