The latest wave of information security breaches has left the renowned sales engagement startup – Apollo in the larch of difficulties. It is owing to the reason that the database has information of more than two hundred million people belong to 10 million companies. All data is hacked!
The Apollo is the YC Combinator-backed company, and it operated formally as the ZenProspect. The company is intended to make a match between the potential purchasers with the selling companies.
The co-founder Templarbit, Bjoern Zinssmeister, posted the data breach detail on his page Breachroom page. The news article showed emails samples sent to the affected clients. The content of the emails revealed the fact that data hack was discovered in the month of July during the system upgrade.
The company stated:
“We have confirmed that the majority of exposed information came from our publicly gathered prospect database, which could include name, email address, company names, and other business contact information.”
It is imperative to note that database information maintained by the Apollo contains names of the individuals, employer detail, social media accounts, addresses, emails and phone numbers.
It might be considered a blessing in disguise that database did not have any financial information or security codes.
Tim Zheng, the chief executive of the company, explains the purpose of sending email to the customers to maintain the value of transparency. The company wants to keep their customers on the same page of trust.
However, the company might have to face serious repercussion under the GDRP of the European Union.