Apollo hackers steal info from database of 200M contact

After a systems upgrade in July, hackers stole information from sales engagement startup Apollo’s database of more than 200 million contact records.

The stolen material came mostly from the prospect database of the company, formerly known as ZenProspect. 

“We have confirmed that the majority of exposed information came from our publicly gathered prospect database, which could include name, email address, company names, and other business contact information,” the company, which is backed by YC Combinator, said in an email sent to customers and obtained by TechCrunch from Templarbit co-founder Bjoern Zinssmeister. “Some client-imported data was also accessed without authorization.”

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