Mumsnet admits that the website was corrupted by a security breach 2 months ago

Mumsnet admits that the website was corrupted by a security breach

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Mumsnet centres around discussions lead by mums, for mums. With everything from relationship advice, to teething and teenage angst - questions have been asked and most definitely answered.

However, the site has given itself over to the commissioner in the UK after a data breach saw users being able to sign into others' accounts.

A software update was botched which meant that if two users signed in at the same time, they could sign into each others accounts which would allow them to see all their information as well as private messages.

According to the Guardian, Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts apologised to users in a post, saying:

“You’ve every right to expect your Mumsnet account to be secure and private. We are working urgently to discover exactly how this breach happened and to learn and improve our processes. We will also keep you informed about what is happening. We will of course be reporting this incident to the information commissioner.

"You do not need to do anything. We have reversed the change that caused the problem. We are investigating which accounts have been affected – we don’t think it’s many and we will contact you if we think it is yours."