38,000 Card Details Stolen

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.’


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