Brit events and info biz Incisive Media admits open server port may have left readers deets exposed

www.theregister.co.uk | 4/29/2019 | Staff
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UK events and publishing outfit Incisive Media today urged subscribers to change their account passwords after it found an open port on a server had left it exposed to a buffer overflow or another remotely exploitable vuln.

“We are sorry to inform you of a potential breach of security that may have resulted in the unauthorised disclosure of your log-in details to CRN,” the company stated in an email seen by The Reg.

Bunch - Mags - Pension - Benefits - Services

Incisive owns a bunch of mags in the pension and benefits, financial services and enterprise tech landscapes, and others - including Computing and Information Age - are also believed to be caught up in the security snafu.

As a background to the breach, the mail revealed:

Service - Providers - Login - Details - CRN

“One of our service providers stored your login details for your CRN account on their server. While this server was not publicly listed, there is an open server port which made...
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