@Lena, where exactly will you post the official response to this issue? In the Announcement section or in these threads? It should also be posted on the site and social media pages.
I recall a similar security issue happening a while ago (people being logged in as someone else). Does anyone else remember that?
Trying to reset passwords > it seems that Upwork is having 'issues' confirming our passwords ... which makes it impossible to change passwords.
What the he// else can go wrong????
I changed my password yesterday morning, and couldn't find anything amiss in my settings. But this whole thing remains deeply troubling, esp since UW's response (as usual) is evidently to hide while hoping it blows over.
Joseph C wrote:
It is past a reasonable time for us to get a clear answer on this issue of a security breach. Just changed my password.
Upwork first showed it's lack of respect in the way we were ignored when the whole "talent specialists hiding our bids" fiasco was revealed. I guess we shouldn't be too surprised at the same lack of respect we're experiencing here with this much more serious issue.
Questions: Did this only involve freelancers or were clients affected too? Was there an interchange of data at some point? In particular, were freelancers who are also clients compromised?
And the system is still telling me my current password is incorrect ONLY when I try to change it. I can log in without a hitch.
Being told to contact CS is beyond laughable ....
Repeating - what the he// is going on and why have there been no updates on the security breach?
Just discovered this issue, thanks to this thread.
So now I have a few questions:
As a publicly listed company, what is the requirement for Upwork to notify not only the affected users but also their investors and the markets ?
When did this happen ? Because under GDPR, when a data breach occurs, the local data protection authority and all affected data subjects must be notified within 72 hours.
Fines, at least the most expensive, being up to the greater of 20mln Euros or 4% of total revenue.