AU: Westfield customer details exposed in data breach

Brett Winterford reports:

The details of customers that shop at Westfield Bondi Junction have been exposed on an internet site after a direct marketing email mishap on Monday night.

Westfield has warned subscribers to its mailing list that customer details were visible on the web for eight hours.

In a note sent to customers, Westfield said it experienced a “technical problem” with a link in an email newsletter sent to subscribers, asking them to update their contact details.

“As a consequence, the personal information of people who updated their details between 6.18pm on Monday 9 August 2010 and 2.30am on Tuesday 10 August 2010 may have been able to be viewed by other subscribers clicking on the link during that time,” the note stated.

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