Hundreds of Mumsnet users have their personal details exposed after data breach

However, now HUNDREDS of users' personal details and private messages have been exposed online following a huge data breach.

Mumsnet's CEO and founder Justine Roberts confirmed the news on the website and apologised those affected.

She wrote: "There was a problem affecting Mumsnet user logins between 2pm of Tuesday 5 February and 9am on Thursday 7 February.

"During this time, it appears that a user logging into their account at the same time as another user logged in, could have had their account info switched."

While it appears that no passwords were exposed during the two day period, the parenting forum are still investigating exactly how many users have had their personal data leaked.


She added: "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."

While the forum was updating its software, a technological glitch meant that some users logging into their accounts at the exact same moment could see each other's anonymous posting history, account details, email address and account details.

Although Justine acknowledged that over 4000 users had logged in during this time period, only 14 cases of leaked information have been confirmed so far.

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