Sequoia Capital says it was hacked

Sequoia Capital says it was hacked

Posted February 22, 2021

Sequoia Capital says it was hacked

  • Sequoia Capital told its investors on Friday that some of their personal and financial information may have been accessed by a third party, after a Sequoia employee’s email was successfully phished.
  • Sequoia told investors that it’s been monitoring the dark web, and has not yet seen any indication that compromised information is being traded or otherwise exploited.
  • “Our security team responded promptly to investigate, and we contacted law enforcement and engaged leading outside cybersecurity experts to help remediate the issue and maintain the ongoing security of our systems…we regret that this incident has occurred and have notified affected individuals. We have made considerable investments in security and will continue to do so as we work to address constantly evolving cyber threats.”

– Kia Kokalitcheva | February 22, 2021