AF Smith warns customers of data breach fear

Consumers who used the web site may wish to check their credit card statements. Raymond Hainey reports:

Office supplies firm AF Smith has suspended sales on its Apple website amid fears over credit-card hacking.

A message sent to customers by the firm said that it was contacting them “regarding recent fraudulent activity in Bermuda involving credit cards”.

Although the firm has suspended sales on that site while it investigates, AF Smith is suggesting that it is not their breach:


John Zakszewska, digital marketing specialist at AF Smith, stressed there was no evidence that its systems had been breached.

He added: “We don’t even store or see any credit cards through our website. They are handed off to the bank’s gateway.”


If you visit the site, you will see no alert. All you will see is a notice that they are working on their web site. Well, okay….

AF Smith's site doesn't alert customers to potential breach, but indicates that the site is being "worked on."
AF Smith’s site indicates that the site is being “worked on.”


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