Another case of data loss in the UK has occurred, though this time the data was stolen rather than lost.
The 38,000 credit card details stolen from a website, via a computer hack, allow the user to make payments for “card holder not present” – i,e they can easily use the information to buy goods.
The credit card details of up to 38,000 customers of clothing firm Cotton Traders were stolen following a hack of its website.
The firm has not confirmed the size of the breach but it has acknowledged the site was attacked early this year.
Source – BBC
Cotton Traders have said ‘industry experts were called in as soon as the breach was discovered and insisted its website met appropriate security standards.’