Ikea app TaskRabbit reveals security breach

Ikea’s odd jobs market TaskRabbit is investigating a “cyber-security incident”, the corporate has introduced.

The app and web site let individuals discover freelance employees to finish family duties comparable to cleansing, gardening or assembling flat-pack furnishings.

TaskRabbit has not revealed the character of the incident, however mentioned it was working with regulation enforcement and a cyber-security agency to research.

The app and web site have been briefly closed.

The UK’s data commissioner’s workplace mentioned it was “conscious of a possible information breach” and was “wanting into” the scenario.

The corporate has urged individuals to vary their passwords on different web sites and apps, if they’ve used their TaskRabbit password for different accounts.

“We are going to replace affected people as extra data turns into obtainable,” the corporate mentioned in a press release.

It mentioned employees who have been unable to finish their jobs on 16 April could be “compensated appropriately”.

Ikea purchased San Francisco-based TaskRabbit in 2017, though it’s operated as an unbiased firm throughout the Ikea Group.

The app was based in 2008 by Leah Busque who got here up with the concept of a chore-hiring firm when she ran out of meals for her canine one night, whereas ready to exit to dinner, and wished there was somebody she may name on to assist.

Printed at Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:28:44 +0000