The second incident in less than a year, Mailchimp, a service for email marketing and newsletters, reported that user accounts had been breached.
Mailchimp Accounts Got Hacked
On January 11th, the company’s security team discovered that a user had gained access to a tool used by the company’s customer service and account management teams. The intruder used a social manipulation attack against Mailchimp staff and contractors, and as a result, they gained access to a subset of customer accounts.
Due to the sensitive nature of our users’ information, all Mailchimp accounts from which they have found evidence of suspicious activity have been temporarily disabled.
They regret any unease this may have caused. Those with affected accounts should be assured that they will keep them updated with accurate and up-to-date information as they learn more from their inquiry.