Customers' personal and financial information stolen after attack on company's e-commerce platform

Synopsis

In June 2020, the company disclosed that attackers had stolen their customers' personal and financial information following a breach their e-commerce platform.

In the notification letter to customers the company explained that their Internet Service Provider (ISP) had "neglected to activate the anti-virus software" on the company's account. This statement about the ISP was met with confusion from commentators as it is not usually the ISP’s job to provide anti-malware software. Attackers placed a form on the company's website that was misleading and once customers were redirected to this form and entered their details, their personal and financial information was captured and stolen by those responsible for the attack.

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Courtenay Brammar

Experienced global enterprise risk and governance professional. Previously Vice President at Morgan Stanley, Deloitte Risk Advisory practitioner and PRMIA steering committee member in both London and New York.

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