System administrator of “Yandex” compromised thousands of mailboxes

Yandex company today, February 12, 2021, reported about data breach: it turned out that one of the employees provided unauthorized access to users’ mailboxes.

It is reported that almost 5 thousand users could be affected. In particular, it says about 4887 compromised mailboxes.

«During an internal investigation, it was discovered that an employee was providing unauthorized access to users’ mailboxes. He was one of three system administrators who had such access rights necessary to perform work tasks to provide technical support for the service.“, – says the official statement of the company.

It is not yet clear what the consequences of the data breach were. Yandex does not disclose the name of the guilty employee.

It is emphasized that unauthorized access to compromised mailboxes has already been blocked. Their owners received a notification about the need to change the password from their account.

«An internal investigation is carried out on the detected incident and the work processes of employees with administrative rights of this level of access will be reviewed. This will help minimize the impact of the human factor on the security of user data. The company also contacted law enforcement agencies.“- says the Russian Internet giant.

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