Establishing Digital Trust: Don't Sacrifice Security for Convenience
IT Pro reports that hackers recently breached a server belonging to British shoe retailer OFFICE, exposing an undisclosed number of customers' email addresses, passwords, names, addresses, phone numbers and birthdates (h/t DataBreaches.net).
Only those customers who created online accounts prior to August of 2013 are affected.
"We take such a threat very seriously and have been in communication with our customers to advise them of the matter," the company told IT Pro. "We can confirm that no credit card, debit card, PayPal or bank details were compromised in any way."
The breach was first discovered on May 22, 2014, and was confirmed on May 26, 2014 after an investigation.https://o1.qnsr.com/log/p.gif?;n=203;c=204650394;s=9477;x=7936;f=201801171506010;u=j;z=TIMESTAMP;a=20392931;e=i
Following the breach, the company reset user passwords for all affected customers, and is advising those customers to change their passwords on any other sites where they used the same login credentials.
The company has published an online FAQ regarding the incident here.