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Ashampoo customer database hacked!! Security

#1 User is offline James (Jim) Hillier

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    Posted 19 April 2011 - 09:18 PM

    Hackers have gained access to one of Ashampoos' servers and stolen customer names and email addresses. Ashampoo CEO Rolf Hilchner is assuring customers that credit card and banking details remain unaffected, because that information is not stored on their servers.

    So, Ashampoo customers; please be extra vigilant with emails. Do not open any attachments or click on any links in emails from senders you do not know or recognise.

    Here is what Ashampoo said about customers protecting themselves:

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    Hackers often follow the pattern that they make people insecure e.g. with a confirmation of an order whose attachment is then opened or rather executed. Generally it is always important that you stay suspicious of unknown senders and that you do not respond to requests that tell you to open attachments.

    If you for example receive a confirmation of an order from PurelyGadgets or another company without having made an appropriate purchase there, please do not open the attachment and delete the e-mail immediately.

    Please make sure that there always is an anti-virus program installed, whose security signatures are up to date. System checks should be carried out regularly.

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