France-based vehicle valuation service L’Argus, part of Adevinta-owned LeBonCoin Group, was the victim of a security incident during the night of August 13th to August 14th, according to a post on the company’s LinkedIn profile.
During the night, the security and control protocols of the group detected suspicious activity on the L’Argus site. However, the LeBonCoin site was not compromised. The group declared that “the data of individual users has not been compromised and the classifieds services continue to operate without risk.” It went on to add that transactions remain secure and that the relevant experts in security and their technical teams were mobilized to restore the proper functioning of their servers.
LeBonCoin announced that the government’s cybersecurity authorities had been contacted as well as a complaint being filed with the police and that the CNIL (French data protection agency) had been informed of the incident.
The group stated: “We are a large tech company equipped to handle this kind of situation, but this security incident shows us that no company is safe from these highly structured groups whose attacks are increasingly frequent and sophisticated.”