Analecta Cyber Company Blog: Livestream notifies customers of database breach

2016-02-08

Livestream notifies customers of database breach

Livestream is a live video streaming platform that enables users to broadcast live video content over the Internet with a camera and a computer. Its viewers are also allowed to play the content through the web, iOS and and on Android apps.

A month ago, the New York City-based company sent an email to users informing them of a possible breach. The email said that the company’s database containing users’ personal records may have been accessed in some way.



More than 300,000 users were affected and notified by email, and Livestream confirmed that the company had recently discovered the apparent database breach.

Credit card information not leaked

An investigation remains underway. But because compromised data could still be accessed, the company has warned customers to change their passwords. The information possibly accessed in the breach include customers names, email addresses, encrypted passwords, birth dates and phone numbers. No credit or debit card information was accessed, and the company firmly stated that it does not stores that information on its databases.

But that does not mean Livestream users can rest easy. As we all know, hackers behind this kind of attacks will often try to take advantage of whatever they have accessed. They could still try to use the information to commit identity theft or other fraudulent activities.

Every Livestream user should immediately reset the site passwords and be more cautious of unusual events they encounter in connection to their live streaming platform accounts.