UK: Nisa is rocked by password thefts

Oliver Shah reports

Preparations for Nisa Retail’s annual meeting tomorrow have been disrupted by a damaging leak of members’ data.

A whistleblower at the convenience store supplier, which has a turnover of £1.6bn, drew attention to the circulation of a spreadsheet containing shareholders’ addresses, phone numbers and online passwords. The data, seen by The Sunday Times, is believed to have been released two months ago.

The leak means sensitive information such as stores’ trading performances and staff details may have been accessed. The leak comes ahead of a crucial annual meeting where members of the mutual elect new leaders.

Read more on The Sunday Times.

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