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02|04|2009 06:32 pm EDT

NameDrive Account Information leaked; Less than 1% of accounts affected

by Frank Michlick in Categories: PPC industry

As discovered by one of the affected users earlier today, a number of usernames and passwords for NameDrive accounts were obtained earlier this month.

The company acted quickly after they were informed about the breach and issued the following statement:

We were alerted of a possible security breach affecting less than 1% of our accounts, although we have no indication that any unauthorized access was gained, we have reacted forcefully to ensure absolute security for our accounts.”

You can contact the company at info (at) namedrive.com.

According to this thread at DNForum and emails forwarded to DNN, NameDrive sent the following email to the affected users:

We have been alerted of a possible security breach affecting less than 1% of our accounts, of which yours may be one.

Although we have no indication that any unauthorized access was gained to your account, we have reacted forcefully to ensure absolute security.

As a good security practice, it is advisable to use a different password for every site that you enter. If you use your NameDrive password for any other online programs, we suggest changing your login details for
these sites as well.

If you have any questions or concerned, please feel free to contact us at info (at) namedrive.com

Even if you are not amongst the affected, but do have an account at NameDrive we suggest to change your password and make sure you do not use the same password in more than one place.

Maybe this also is the time for parking companies to offer similar additional security measures beyond passwords, such as the Verisign Identity Protection Network system, which was introduced by Name.com recently.

[Update]: Sedo sent an alert to their publishers as well, stating that they were not affected and NameDrive appears have reset the passwords of all of their clients.

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