News Karnataka
Thursday, August 11 2022

Hackers hit email marketing giant Mailchimp, access crypto wallets’ data

Hackers hit email marketing giant Mailchimp access crypto wallets data
Photo Credit : IANS

San Francisco: Hackers have stolen data from more than 100 clients of email marketing giant Mailchimp after they broke into its services, using the data to mount phishing attacks on the users of cryptocurrency platforms.

Trezor hardware cryptocurrency wallet, a user of Mailchimp, tweeted that they have been targeted by sophisticated phishing emails.

“MailChimp have confirmed that their service has been compromised by an insider targeting crypto companies,” said Trezor.

“We have managed to take the phishing domain offline. We are trying to determine how many email addresses have been affected,” it posted, adding they will not be communicating by newsletter until the situation is resolved.

The Mailchimp security team disclosed that a malicious actor accessed an internal tool used by customer-facing teams for customer support and account administration.

The bad actor gained access to this tool as a result of a successful social engineering attack on Mailchimp employees.

“This attack is exceptional in its sophistication and was clearly planned to a high level of detail. The phishing application is a cloned version of Trezor Suite with very realistic functionality, and also included a web version of the app,” said the cryptocurrency wallet.

In a statement to The Verge, Mailchimp CISO Siobhan Smyth said that the company had become aware of the breach on March 26 when it detected unauthorised access of a tool used by the company’s customer support and account administration teams.

“The hackers were still able to view around 300 Mailchimp user accounts and obtain audience data from 102 of them,” Smyth said.

“We sincerely apologise to our users for this incident and realise that it brings inconvenience and raises questions for our users and their customers,” Smyth added.

Share this:
Support NewsKarnataka's quality independent journalism with a small contribution.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Visit 7Jackpots and find the best online casinos in India! Play the most popular casino games for real money!

Find the best odds at 10Cric and ipl betting 2021! Signup today and get up to a 100% deposit bonus.

Subscribe Newsletter

Get latest news karnataka updates on your email.

To get the latest news on WhatsApp