Data centre

Interxion suffers data breach

(Source: IDGNS)

11 January 2016

The European data centre company Interxion has notified customers of a data breach.

According to the website of security speaker and commentator Graham Cluley, the company notified customers of a breach via e-mail, last weekend, that reportedly saw a hacker gain access to a customer relationship management (CRM) system. Cluley’s site said that a report had been run that accessed up to 23,000 contacts.

The text of the email is reproduced on the site, and says that the exposed information includes names of contacts at customers and prospects, respective job titles, email addresses, phone numbers, and potentially other details.

Interxion had not replied locally when approached for comment, and it is unknown the extent to which Irish customers have been affected.

The email sent to customers gives assurances that no financial information was compromised, and that steps have been taken to “harden” the data in the system. There are also assurances that the affected system was not part of the company’s data centre systems or services.

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