UK: JD Wetherspoons discloses breach impacting 656,723 customers

Andrew Griffin reports:

Wetherspoon’s has been hacked, potentially putting hundreds of thousands of its customers’ information at risk.

The pub company said that 650,000 people might have had their personal details leaked, and that the card details of 100 people had been compromised.


The stolen personal details of the 650,000 people includes the customer’s name, date of birth, email address and phone number.

Read more on The Independent.

The hack of its old web site reportedly took place between June 15 and June 17 of this year. The pub chain reports that they first received information on December 1 that triggered an investigation, but do not say what information they received or from whom.  Although the full credit card numbers were not stored in most cases, the chain acknowledged that data stored on the old site not been encrypted, potentially putting these customers at greater risk of phishing attacks.

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