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Disqus, Forrester Research suffer data breach

Disqus, Forrester Research suffer data breach


Popular blog comment hosting service Disqus and market research company Forrester Research announced late on Friday that they’ve suffered a breach.

While the latter was apparently limited to content made available to Forrester clients through, the former resulted in the theft of account data for some 17.5 million users.

“There is no evidence that confidential client data, financial information, or confidential employee data was accessed or exposed as part of the incident. Preliminary forensic evidence suggests that the hacker was ultimately detected and shut out of the system; remediation steps were taken,” the company shared, but added that they continue to investigate the incident.

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