Slack hack could allow cybercriminals to gain 'complete access'

By The News Desk|3 March 2017

A security vulnerability in Slack, the cloud-based communication service used in workplaces globally, was found to allow hackers to gain "complete access" to user accounts.

Slack responded quickly, beginning a fix 33 minutes after an initial warning and issuing a full fix in within five hours.

The vulnerability meant a malicious webpage once clicked could redirect to a hacker's command-and-control server and pilfer a user's security token. Fortunately this technical flaw was only likely to be used in an extremely targeted fashion, and has not been exploited by hackers.

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