[ISN] Cisco Live 2010 attendee list hacked

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2010 00:18:36 -0500 (CDT)

By Tim Greene
Network World
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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