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Gumtree warns of phishing attacks after security breach Online classifieds website Gumtree is warning users to beware of phishing scams, keep account details secure, be on the lookout for fake emails and to report fake emails following a security breach last weekend.

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Online classifieds website Gumtree is warning users to beware of phishing scams, keep account details secure, be on the lookout for fake emails and to report fake emails following a security breach last weekend.

Gumtree has issued a statement acknowledging the breach and said the attackers had accessed the email addresses of some Gumtree users. 'The contact name and phone numbers of the affected Gumtree users were also accessed,' the statement says. 'However, in those instances, the details were already made public on the site by the users themselves when they posted an ad.'

The classifieds website says account passwords were not accessed and payment details were not compromised as it does not store payment information on the site.

Gumtree has since taken extra steps to protect user information it says, and has notified affected users, privacy regulators and the Australian Federal Police.

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