Peatix has announced that up to 6.77 million personal information has been extracted due to unauthorized access by a third party. AEA have used the services offered by Peatix for registration purpose of AEA events.
The announcement from Peatix website is below:
Summary of the above announcement;
1) It has been confirmed that information including names, email addresses, salted and hashed versions of passwords, nicknames, preferred languages, and countries and time zones where the accounts were created about some of the users are involved.
2) It has NOT been confirmed that payment-related information such as credit card information and financial institution account information, event participation history, data acquired by the questionnaire form for participants, address, telephone number, etc. were extracted.
3) If you are using the same password registered in Peatix for other services, please see the above announcement by Peatix and change your password just in case.
4) If you have any inquiries, please contact Peatix support office.
We apologize for causing a great deal of concern and trouble to all of you.
In the future, AEA will pay close attention to Peatix’s response and collect information. Also, from the perspective of protecting the personal information of event participants, we will consider how to use external event management services.
We will promptly inform you of any events that should be reported in the future.
AEA Steering Committee