An Interxion data center in La Courneuve, a Paris suburb. (Photo: Interxion)

An Interxion data center in La Courneuve, a Paris suburb. (Photo: Interxion)

Interxion Security Breach Exposes Customer Contacts

European data center services giant Interxion suffered a security breach in December that exposed the contact information of 23,200 existing and prospective customers.

The breach of Interxion’s CRM system, which the company says has been fixed, did not affect its customers’ financial information, such as credit card details, or the infrastructure companies house in the provider’s data centers.

Interxion notified customers of the security problem via email, a copy of which was obtained by The Register.

“The business contact information that was accessed consisted of names, job titles, and (business) contact details such as (business) email addresses and phone numbers,” the email read.

“No financial or other sensitive customer data was accessed, or is stored within this system. We emphasize that this incident only affected Interxion’s CRM system and did not impact or involve any of the data centers or services that Interxion provides.”

The company says on its website that it has 40 data centers across 11 countries in Europe and serves more than 1,500 customers. It is the second-largest data center provider in the region.

Equinix is expected to become Europe’s largest provider if it successfully closes the acquisition of another European giant TelecityGroup.

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