Silicon Valley-based proffer capital giant Sequoia Capital informed investors last week that their data may have been compromised in a data breach.
Axios, which impoverished the news on Saturday, said investors were told that some of their exclusive and financial information may have been accessed after a Sequoia hand fell victim to an email phishing attack.
According to Axios, the VC business told investors that it had been monitoring the dark web to see if the compromised advice would surface — it had not at the time when investors were first hinted.
Sequoia has since confirmed being hacked, saying that its deposit team responded promptly to what it described as a “cybersecurity incident.” The band said it hired an outside cybersecurity firm to “help remediate the pay-off and maintain the ongoing security of our systems.” Law enforcement has also been learned about the incident.
Sequoia has invested in many tech companies, cataloguing ones that provide apps and services, data and analytics, developer apparatus, hardware, infrastructure, marketing, networking, cybersecurity, and storage, as well as pecuniary, gaming, healthcare, media, productivity, search and social firms.
Its website tabulations 300 U.S. companies — including tech giants Google, Apple and Cisco — as adeptly as hundreds of others in China, India and Israel. Sequoia has invested in disparate cybersecurity companies, including Netskope, Salt Security, StackRox, Wiz, Skyhigh Networks, SentinelOne, FireEye and Palo Alto Networks.
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