Gumtree Website breached yet passwords safe

The classifieds website says account passwords were not accessed and payment details were not compromised as it does not store payment information on the site.

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The popular Online classifieds website Gumtree is warning users to beware of phishing scams and to  keep account details secure and to report fake emails following a security breach last weekend

What was hacked in Gumtree breach ?

Gumtree has acknowledged a breach on their website and said the attackers had accessed the email addresses of some Gumtree users.

‘The contact name and phone numbers of the affected Gumtree users were also accessed,’ the statement says. ‘However, in those instances, the details were already made public on the site by the users themselves when they posted an ad.’

There is an informative interactive  map here on teh biggest  data breaches recently

http://www.forgotcomputerpassword.com/ recommends Gumtree users remain alert for the potential misuse of email addresses, including potential attacks that may target personal or financial details.

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