FedEx comments on Bongo International information security issue

FedEx: “No indication that any information has been misappropriated.”

FedEx has issued a statement saying that archived Bongo International account information stored on a third-party server is secure.

According to reports published yesterday (15 February) by Reuters and other media outlets, some Bongo International customer records had been visible earlier this month on an unsecured server. Researchers from the security firm Kromtech reportedly found the unsecured server, and it was then closed to the public.

The text of the statement issued by FedEx reads: “After a preliminary investigation, we can confirm that some archived Bongo International account information located on a server hosted by a third-party, public cloud provider is secure. The data was part of a service that was discontinued after our acquisition of Bongo.  We have found no indication that any information has been misappropriated and will continue our investigation.”

FedEx bought Bongo International in 2014, and later rebranded it as FedEx Crossborder in 2016.

 

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Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor is the Editor of Triangle’s Mail & Express Review Magazine and the www.postandparcel.info portal. Ian has been a business journalist for almost 30 years, editing and writing for a wide range of magazines and newspapers with a particular focus on the transport and logistics industries.

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