UK: Boots Advantage Card hit by cyber attack

Jane Wharton reports:

Boots has suspended payments using loyalty card points after a cyber attack on its customer database. Hackers used passwords taken from other websites in an attempt to break into Advantage Card accounts in a bid to steal customers’ reward points to spend on themselves. The high street chain said the issue affected less than 1% of the company’s 14.4 million active loyalty card users – around 150,000 people.

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