A Salesforce.com security breach has lead to an untold number of Salesforce.com’s customers’ data being put at risk. According to sources, “the information in the contact list included individuals’ names, company names, email addresses, telephone numbers of Salesforce.com customers,” and the like.
Explained Salesforce.com’s EVP of Technology, Parker Harris, “We learned that a Salesforce.com employee had been the victim of a phishing scam that allowed a Salesforce.com customer contact list to be copied. To be clear, a phisher tricked someone into disclosing a password but this intrusion did not stem from a security flaw in our application or database.”
True, it did not stem from a security flaw in your application or database – it stemmed from a security flaw in your employee. I’m not sure that’s much better.
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