Live Auction Marketplace Confirms Data Breach After Bad Actor Puts User Database Up for Sale on The Dark Web


LiveAuctioneers, an online auction platform headquartered in the United States, has confirmed a security incident after a database containing 3.4 million user records was put up for sale on the dark web for $2,500.

“As of July 11th, 2020, our cybersecurity team has confirmed that an unauthorized third party accessed certain user data through a security breach at a LiveAuctioneers data processing partner that occurred on June 19,” the company said. “LiveAuctioneers was one of a number of their partners who have experienced a breach from an unauthorized party since this data processing partner’s security was compromised. Our cybersecurity team has ensured the unauthorized access has ceased.”

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