By Tim Greene
July 08, 2010
Someone hacked the list of attendees for the recent Cisco Live 2010
users' conference, a security breach that led Cisco to notify the
customers as well as a broader group who have dealings with the company.
Cisco says it won't release details about where the data was stored or
how it was breached but sometime last Thursday afternoon a vendor told
Cisco that someone had made "an unexpected attempt to access attendee
information through ciscolive2010.com," the event Web site.
That lead to the general notification that Cisco sent to attendees and
others who had been invited but did not attend. According to Cisco,
details about less than 20% of those on the list were compromised.
Cisco says the breach was closed quickly, "but not before some
conference listings were accessed." The compromised information
consisted of Cisco Live badge numbers, names, titles, company addresses
and e-mail addresses. "No other information was available or accessed,"
according to the warning Cisco Live's event team sent via e-mail
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