Confero Recommends that Shoppers Update Passwords
Mar 22, 2019 by Confero Inc.
**IMPORTANT** We want to inform you that Prism Intelligence informed the MSPA (Mystery Shopping Professionals Association) that there was a data breach attempt on the PRISM platform yesterday, 3.21.19, whereas someone obtained a database with user names, emails, and passwords and were attempting to log in to their platform on a massive scale to overwrite shoppers’ PayPal email addresses so that payments due them would be redirected to these hackers. Some evaluators’ PayPal addresses had been surreptitiously changed so that their payments were redirected to fraudulent recipients. Confero’s shopper database has NOT been affected. Confero uses the SASSIE platform which has no connection to PRISM.
As a precaution, Confero is urging shoppers to be proactive and to update their Confero Compass (Sassie software platform) password. There is no indication any shoppers who are registered on a Sassie platform have been affected, however we do believe it to be wise to periodically update your passwords for any and all accounts.