Thousands of Dubizzle users told to change passwords after ‘security breach’
DUBAI // Thousands of dubizzle users have been told to change their passwords after a “security breach” compromised some information stored on the online company’s database.
The classifieds website alerted users in an email on Friday.
It said: “The dubizzle team has recently uncovered a security breach within dubizzle UAE, which may have affected a small percentage of our database.
“As a precautionary measure we have reset all UAE dubizzle user passwords, in keeping with standard dubizzle security protocol, to help ensure that this breach is contained and does not impact your use of our site.
“Our database does not contain financial information or plain-text passwords – your financial details are secure.”
Users were provided with a link they could click on to change their password details and were also advised to change passwords on other websites if they were the same as their dubizzle accounts.
“Your privacy and enjoyment of our services has always and will always be our utmost priority and we’re sorry if the recent password change has caused you any inconvenience,” said the dubizzle statement.
Visitors to the website are also now greeted with a red band at the top of the page stating that “malicious activity” had been monitored on the site.
Updated: August 3, 2015 04:00 AM