Ikea app TaskRabbit reveals confidence breach

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Ikea is questioning a “cyber-security incident” involving a peculiar jobs marketplace TaskRabbit.

The app and website let people find freelance workers to finish domicile tasks such as cleaning, gardening or convention flat-pack furniture.

TaskRabbit has not suggested a inlet of a incident, though pronounced it was operative with law coercion and a cyber-security organisation to investigate.

The app and website have been temporarily closed.

The association has urged people to change their passwords on other websites and apps, if they have used their TaskRabbit cue for other accounts.

“We will refurbish influenced people as some-more information becomes available,” a association pronounced in a statement.

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TaskRabbit is an peculiar jobs marketplace

It pronounced workers who were incompetent to finish their jobs on 16 Apr would be “compensated appropriately”.

Ikea bought San Francisco-based TaskRabbit in 2017, nonetheless it is operated as an eccentric association within a Ikea Group.

The app was founded in 2008 by Leah Busque who came adult with a thought of a chore-hiring association when she ran out of food for her dog one evening, while watchful to go out to dinner, and wished there was someone she could call on to help.