PH: Cebuana Lhuillier reveals data breach, tells clients to secure accounts

Katrina Domingo reports:

Cebuana Lhuillier on Saturday said one of its servers fell victim to data breach incidents that may have compromised personal information of its customers.

Among the data that may have been “exposed” were clients’ names, birth dates, email addresses, mobile numbers and in some cases, income information, Cebuana Lhuillier told its clients in an email.

“On January 15, 2019, we detected attempts to use one of our email servers as a relay to send out spam to other domains,” the notice read.

“Follow-up investigation resulted in the discovery of unauthorized downloading of contact lists used as recipients for email campaigns. These unauthorized downloads took place on August 5, 8, and 12, 2018,” it said.

Over 900,000 clients were affected by the data breach, the pawnshop said in another statement.

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