At approximately 3pm EST, Buffer's servers were compromised. Unlike other public hack jobs, this one wasn't about stealing passwords or payment information. Instead, the breach permitted the attackers access to post to member social profiles. Buffer has publicly ackowledged the attack and is working to resolve any and all security breaches and compromises.
What's Been Compromised
According to Joel Gascoigne, Founder and CEO of Buffer, "No billing or payment information was affected or exposed" and "Your Buffer passwords are not affected."
Instead, many Buffer users were unfortunate enough to have spam messages sent to their social media accounts via Buffer.
There is also no indication that individual social media accounts have been compromised - only Buffer specifically. Read more »