Important Security Update

Modified on Sun, 04 Feb 2024 at 09:52 AM

This morning, we were alerted by Troy Hunt, a respected figure in the cybersecurity industry, about a vulnerability within our system that was inadvertently introduced in a recent update. An unnamed individual exploited the vulnerability to scrape limited personal data from our users, and then someone contacted Mr. Hunt. Importantly, this vulnerability did not involve direct access to our databases.

Immediately upon receiving this alert from Mr. Hunt, we mobilized our team to patch the vulnerability and thoroughly audited our platform to safeguard against any further exposure.

What was exposed:
The information scraped included email addresses and some cell phone numbers.

What was not exposed:
Decrypted passwords and direct messages were not disclosed.

We are taking this matter extremely seriously. We have already implemented additional security measures to prevent future incidents, and we will notify the appropriate authorities, including the FBI.

What You Can Do:
For added security, we recommend changing your password and reset 2-factor, especially if your password is used across multiple sites. We recommend staying vigilant and monitoring your Spoutible account for any unusual activity.

Join Us:
To further discuss this incident and address your concerns, we invite you to a special Pod session today at 1 PM EST. Your questions, thoughts, and support are invaluable as we navigate this challenge together.

Join us here at 1 PM EST:

As the CEO of Spoutible, I accept full responsibility for this incident. Since our inception, we have faced an unparalleled barrage of attacks aimed at undermining our community. Yet, it is the spirit of our community that fortifies us against these assaults. The timing of this incident, coinciding with our anniversary, is a stark reminder of the hurdles we face. However, let this moment not weaken us but instead solidify our resolve.

We stand united, more determined than ever, to uphold our commitment to providing a secure and inclusive platform. For every voice that seeks refuge, for every story that demands to be heard, Spoutible will remain a bastion of safety and solidarity. We will persist, unwavering in our dedication to champion the voices of the marginalized.

Together, we will rise above this challenge and emerge stronger, forging ahead with renewed purpose and unbreakable unity.

With deepest gratitude and resolve,
Christopher Bouzy
Founder & CEO

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