Vivastreet data breach worse than first reported; EBay, W3 plan to notify users

08 Mar 2015
Editor's note: Updated May 6, 2015, to correct the location of W3 Ltd in Jersey, one of Great Britain's Channel Islands -- so as to not confuse it with the unrelated W3 Ltd of London.  The data breach at Vivastreet, owner of Vivanuncios in Mexico and a number of other classified sites, may have been much worse than we

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Brian Blum covers the U.S., Canada and Israel for Classified Intelligence Report, and contributes to our special reports and research projects. Originally from San Francisco and now based in Jerusalem, he has been with the AIM Group since 2004. He is the president of Blum Interactive Media, specializing in writing and multimedia content development for online, print, video and audio. His clients include newspapers, universities and non-profits. He is currently working on a book about the billion-dollar bankruptcy of a once high-flying Israeli startup.