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Scheduling platform Flexbooker hacked, 3.7 mn users’ data stolen, Marketing & Advertising News, ET BrandEquity

Scheduling platform Flexbooker hacked, 3.7 mn users' data stolen, Marketing & Advertising News, ET BrandEquity
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Hackers stole a database of 3.7 million users of online scheduling platform FlexBooker, which contains sensitive customer data.

The hack compromised 3.7 million accounts containing email addresses, names, passwords, phone numbers and partial credit card numbers.

The scheduling platform said Amazon Web Services (AWS) servers were hacked in December.

However, the company said the hackers failed to obtain “any credit card or other payment card information.”

FlexBooker sent a data breach notification to customers, confirming the attack and that the hackers had “accessed and downloaded data” to the service’s Amazon cloud storage system, Bleepingcomputer reports.

FlexBooker has apologized for the data breach. It also admitted that its system data storage had been accessed and downloaded.

“We have sent notice to all affected parties and have worked with Amazon Web Services, our hosting provider, to ensure our accounts are re-secured. We deeply regret the inconvenience caused by this issue,” the company said in a statement.

FlexBooker’s clients are business owners who need to make appointments – from accountants, barbers, doctors, mechanics, lawyers, dentists, gyms, salons, therapists, trainers, spas and more.

“The claim of the attack appears to be a group calling itself Uawrongteam, which shares links to archives and files containing sensitive information, such as photos, driver’s licenses and other identifiers,” the report said.

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