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Mumsnet reports data breach to ICO after problematic cloud move

February 08, 2019 / Bobby Hellard

Mumsnet has reported itself to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) after a botched upgrade resulted in users accidentally logging into the accounts of others.The parental forum believes that the breach was caused when moving its services to the cloud on Tuesday afternoon. The problem ran from 2pm Tuesday to 9am Thursday when the changes were reversed.The breach concerns logins where for three days users logging into their accounts at the same time as another user could have had their account info switched. A user alerted the company to the breach on Wednesday night saying that they were able to login and view another user's account.