Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Computer hacker changes account balances on ClixSense

A computer hacker was able to change the names and balances for some member accounts on the popular online advertising website ClixSense, company officials announced Tuesday.

In a message posted on the ClixSense website company officials said, “I apologize for taking the site offline without warning but it seems this hacker was able to find an exploit and was able to remotely change the names and balances on some accounts. Some of you will need to reenter your names. None of your personal account information was exposed. We were able to restore many account names but we did not want to restore this information from our backup because it would mean much longer time offline so we made the decision to have some of you re-enter your first and last name.

“We understand this is a major inconvenience to all of you as this person is causing us much grief. But, on a side note, we've opened an investigation with the FBI and they are now investigating to try and find this person.

“Again I am very sorry for all of this and please be patient with us. We are doing the best we can to restore things back to where they should be.”

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