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        Vistaprint left a customer service database unprotected, exposing calls, chats and emails

        By Zack Whittaker | November 26, 2019

        A security researcher has found an exposed database on the internet belonging to online printing giant Vistaprint.

        There was no password on the database, allowing anyone to access the data inside.

        Vistaprint, owned by Netherlands-based parent Cimpress, quietly took the database offline after TechCrunch reached out but did not comment by our deadline. Robert Crosland, a spokesperson for Vistaprint, said in a statement after we published that the exposure affected customers in the U.S., the U.K. and Ireland.

        The company said it will inform customers of the exposure — many of whom are protected under the strict GDPR data protection rules.

        The data also contained some account information, including work email addresses and some phone numbers belonging to Vistaprint customer service staff.

        It’s the latest example of a security lapse involving lax internal data controls. This year alone, several data exposures have put millions of customers at risk…

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