David Jones Online Shoppers HackedAdded: Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
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Sensitive data of David Jones online customers was hacked recently, most likely through a vulnerability in the department store’s website. The company didn’t reveal how many customers have been affected, but announced that nobody’s credit card details leaked.
Apparently, hackers obtained access to names, email and mailing addresses and order details of the customers who have shopped on David Jones websites. Representatives of the department store explained that the company takes customers’ privacy very seriously. Once the department store learnt of the privacy breach, it moved swiftly to prevent any further incident, cooperating with IBM, its Internet platform provider.
David Jones brought apologies to its customers and assured them that the company and the Internet platform provider were doing everything they could to make sure the breach does not happen again. The company explained that no financial information of its customers was stored on its website. In addition, there is not yet an indication of the leaked details being misused.
David Jones said that all affected customers have been emailed. So, if you haven’t received an email, then you have not been affected by the hack. The company repeated once again that no respectable vendor would ever contact its customers and ask them to provide their financial information or credit card details over the phone or email.
The industry watchers point out that it is not the first reported hacking incident with a large retailer this week. Indeed, Kmart revealed a few days ago that details of its online customers had been hacked during an “external privacy breach”. At the time, no credit card details were accessed either.
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