TOMS’ Email Account Gets Hacked By Guy Who Just Wants You To Step Outside
By Thanussha Priyah, 09 Oct 2019
Image via David Tonelson / Shutterstock.com
Over the weekend, an anonymous hacker took control of shoe company TOMS’ email and sent out a message to its customers.
The “attack” isn’t as harmful as it sounds, as all he apparently wanted was for readers to step outside.
A screenshot of the email was shared on Twitter. It reads, “Hey you, don’t look at a digital screen all day. There’s a world out there that you’re missing out on,” and even ends with a cute smiley face: “Just felt like some people needed that ^^(:”
The subject of the message was written as, “Toms hacked by nice man.”
TOMS released an official statement on Twitter after several hours, claiming there was “unauthorized activity” in its email and social media. While the tone of the email was friendly, TOMS warned customers not to interact with the message or click on any links.
“We are aware of unauthorized activity through our communications channels including email and social media,” TOMS wrote. “We are actively looking into the matter. In the meantime, please do not click on any links or reply to it.”
The breach of your security occurred more than #seven hours ago, and you finally were made aware of it #one hour ago? Is my banking or #ANY other info also compromised? #TomsHacked #EpicFail @BlakeMycoskie @TOMS @TOMSsupport @AppleSupport @Microsoft @gmail @Apple @fbnewsroom pic.twitter.com/P0qoeSHbhC— (((Alan Fiszman))) (@AlanFiszman) October 6, 2019
We are aware of unauthorized activity through our communications channels including email and social media. We are actively looking into the matter. In the meantime, please do not click on any links or reply to it.— TOMS (@TOMS) October 6, 2019
I'm deeply worried about the fact that I had to actively go and look for this information. No e-mail from your side, nothing on your web page. This is disappointing and for me an indication that you are not ready to handle any private data in a safe way.— Reader (@radinalot) October 7, 2019
How has it taken you THIS LONG to put out an official message about this?!— Chantelle (aka Kiki) (@KikiVsEveryone) October 6, 2019
Nearly 7 hours after the email you put out this tweet. When can we expect information as to whether our personal data is safe/to what extent my information under GDPR has been breached?— Chloe (@chloe_bond) October 6, 2019
[via Mashable, images via David Tonelson / Shutterstock.com]
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