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Shoe retailer Office hacked, recommends customers change passwords

UK shoe retailer Office was hacked and customer data was stolen earlier this month, the company has confirmed

By: Michael Hatamoto from May 30, 2014 @ 12:03 CDT

British shoe retailer Office has sent a memo to customers, urging them to change their passwords due to a recent data breach. The only accounts compromised were those created in August 2013 or earlier, with names, addresses, email addresses, account passwords, and personal phone numbers stolen. Office didn't disclose how many customers might have been affected in the data breach.


The company was first aware of a cyberattack on May 22, and discovered the data breach on May 26. "I can confirm that the Office website has been the subject of a security breach," said Brian McCluskey, Office CEO, in a statement. "We take such a threat very seriously and have been in communication with our customers to advise them of the matter."

"We can confirm that no credit card, debit card, PayPal or bank details were compromised in any way," Office said in a memo sent to customers.

Retailers are struggling to keep in-store technologies and Web-based servers secure from cyberattacks - a lucrative target for cybercriminals trying to compromise as many users at a time.


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