Archive for July 23, 2020

Instacart Pwned…. 278,531 Affected…. And Instacart’s Response To This Sucks

Posted in Commentary with tags , on July 23, 2020 by itnerd

The news is out that Instacart has been pwned by hackers. Apparently 278,531 Instacart customer records are for sale on the dark web. The data includes names, email addresses, the last four digits of credit card numbers, and order histories:

The source of the information, which also included email addresses and shopping data, was unknown, but appeared to have been uploaded from at least June until today.

“It’s looking recent and totally legit,” Nick Espinosa, the head of cybersecurity firm Security Fanatics, told BuzzFeed News after reviewing the accounts being sold.

And to add to this, customers who have been affected have confirmed that this is legit as well. However Instacart strangely denies a hack has happened:

“We are not aware of any data breach at this time. We take data protection and privacy very seriously,” an Instacart spokesperson told BuzzFeed News. “Outside of the Instacart platform, attackers may target individuals using phishing or credential stuffing techniques. In instances where we believe a customer’s account may have been compromised through an external phishing scam outside of the Instacart platform or other action, we proactively communicate to our customers to auto-force them to update their password.”

And Instacart’s response has been to blame the victim:

After this story was published, Chester contacted Instacart customer support who told her the issue was likely with password reuse across other websites or apps. Chester said she does not reuse passwords for her logins.

The other woman, Mary M., who asked for her full name not to be used, told BuzzFeed News she would cancel her Instacart account and use a different service.

“I think that it’s very unfortunate that you were the one to tell me and not Instacart,” she said. “I feel like if you know about it, why in the world don’t they? Why haven’t they reached out?”

That is a good question. Instacart I would think would be more proactive about helping their customers who are affected by this. But clearly that appears not to be the case. Which doesn’t make Instacart look too good. Perhaps they need to rethink this. Like right now.

EnGenius Now Shipping the Cloud ECS2512 & ECS2512FP Multi-Gigabit Switches

Posted in Commentary with tags on July 23, 2020 by itnerd

EnGenius Technologies Inc., a multinational networking company, known for delivering future-proof networking solutions for all businesses, today announced that the newly released EnGenius Cloud ECS2512 and ECS2512FP multi-gigabit switches are now shipping. 

Designed for businesses of any size, these new switches allow industry professionals to meet the high-speed requirements of today’s advanced business networks, ensuring efficiency and peak performance.

Both the EnGenius Cloud ECS2512 ($499 MSRP) and ECS2512FP ($749 MSRP) multi-gigabit switches come with a full-featured layer 2+ switching capacity (120G), eight high-speed 2.5G ports, and four dual-speed 10G SFP+ slots for fiber uplinks. These switches deliver high speeds that equipment like network attached storage (NAS) devices, routers, and workstations demand.

Meanwhile, the more advanced ECS2512FP model supports IEEE 802.3bt Power-over-Ethernet, allowing it to transfer 60W of power to each port (from a budget of 240W) to such power-hungry devices as Wi-Fi 6 access points, PTZ cameras, or AV controllers. 

EnGenius switches also come with the company’s subscription-free EnGenius Cloud that allows IT technicians to monitor system metrics in real time, display network topology, troubleshoot problems, and analyze network behavior. 

The new EnGenius Cloud ECS2512 ($499 MSRP) and ECS2512FP ($749 MSRP) are now available. For more information about EnGenius Technologies products, visit