Reverb.com suffers temporary data breach

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Reverb.com has experienced a data breach in which a database containing customer information was briefly made public.

In a statement (opens in new tab) sent by the online music marketplace to its customers, the company writes: “At this time, we believe that contact information, including name, address, phone number, and email, was publicly accessible for a short period of time.

“We do not have reason to believe that any of this information has been misused, nor do we believe that password or payment information were involved. 

“As soon as we learned of this issue, we immediately worked to resolve it. We conducted an investigation of the situation to determine what happened and are taking steps to prevent something like this from happening again.”

While user passwords were not revealed in the breach, Reverb.com recommends its customers change their passwords on a regular basis for better security, and said the site was ”committed to improving our safety procedures to keep your information secure”.

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Sam Roche

Sam is a Staff Writer at Guitar World, also creating content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar (opens in new tab).