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Mumsnet reports itself to regulator over data breach

February 7, 2019

Company apologises after bug meant users were able to log into accounts of strangers

Mumsnet has reported itself to the information commissioner after a data breach resulted in users accidentally logging into the accounts of strangers.

A botched upgrade to the software the forum runs on meant that for three days, if two users tried to log in at the same time, there was the possibility that their accounts would be switched. Each user was able to post as the other, see their account details, and read private messages.

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from Data and computer security | The Guardian http://bit.ly/2Dj6unb
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