Penguin George’s ongoing commitment to customer security

PLYMOUTH, Devon – 4th March 2013 – Penguin George® has recently experienced a security breach with one of its systems, but no user data has been compromised.

On Saturday 2nd March 2013, Penguin George discovered that one of its email addresses (not ending in ‘penguingeorge.com’) had been compromised and had been hijacked to send spam emails to contacts. The account affected has been disabled and the Penguin George security team, and the service provider is currently liaising with us to investigate the issue further. Any user who has received an email from ‘dms@connect.penguingeorge.net’ is advised to delete the message. Please report any other suspicious emails to support@penguingeorge.com.

Penguin George CEO George Jones released this statement:

Penguin George’s email systems have recently been affected by an account hijacking, and we are working to investigate the issue. At this time, we believe this to be an isolated issue, and any users who think they are affected are advised to seek the necessary support from the company.

Penguin George is committed to security, and we are fully transparent when it comes to exposing any issues with our security. We take the upmost care with our users’ data, and we aim to keep this level of care for many years to come.

Alice Reed – a.reed@penguingeorge.com (Penguin George Security Manager)

 

 

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