A shocking revelation shakes the tech world after IKEA puts its handyman on demand app on hold owing to a perceived cybersecurity incident. Although the company itself has been unclear about exactly what happened and how did they find out that something like that had happened, they have tweeted that, “We’re investigating a cybersecurity incident. Our app and site are down while the team works on this. Thank you for your patience while we look into this matter.” TaskRabbit is very interesting on demand handyman app.
That enables users to hire handymen for household odd jobs just by logging into the app and stating their nature of the requirement. This app was acquired by IKEA just last year and became an instant hit amongst the people.
The People at IKEA claim that they are working with people. Outside law enforcement to bring the matter to a resolution as soon as possible. TaskRabbit’s tweet on Monday said that “We understand how important our clients’ and Taskers’ personal information is. We will be back in contact with you with more information once we have it.”
Advice to the users about TaskRabbit
TaskRabbit has requested all its users to change their passwords to avoid any imminent immediate issue. With a massive user base spanning over 40 cities; it must be a huge task for the app and app owners to bring the matter to a solid conclusion. Other big companies that have reported data breaches this month include Delta Air Lines, Panera Bread, Sears and Saks.
This just goes to show that digital information isn’t really very same no matter how reliable the app seems to be. Regardless of which apps you trust and which you don’t, it is of utmost importance that you keep changing passwords, get your card information verified and validated by your banks and add any layer of protection that could help you in future.