Ingram has warned clients of a breach within its CoreSource platform, which stores publishers' digital assets. According to the wholesaler and distributor it led to the "unauthorised downloads of some publishers’ titles", but was quickly shut down.
A statement from Ingram added: "While a thorough investigation is still underway, we learned that a CoreSource customer’s account was used for unauthorised downloads of some publishers’ titles. Immediately upon identifying the unauthorised access and suspect downloads, we launched a thorough investigation, took measures to disable the impacted accounts and blocked any further unauthorised access. We also engaged a third-party professional computer security firm to assist."
"We highly value the security and confidentiality of our clients’ works and are taking steps to further enhance our existing security measures. We will continue to assess additional measures that may further ensure the security and confidentiality of our clients’ works."