Well.ca loses customer credit card data in security breach

Candice So reports:

Well.ca, a Canadian online retailer for health and beauty products, has suffered a data breach, potentially losing the credit card information of some of its customers.

In an email to its customers today, Well.ca said one of its service providers was “illegally compromised” between Dec. 22, 2013, and Jan. 7, 2014. The company lost names, billing addresses, credit card numbers, credit card expiry dates, and the CVV codes for a “few thousand” customers, says Rebecca McKillican, Well.ca’s CEO, in an interview. Only first-time customers, who made their first purchase between Dec. 22, 2013, and Jan. 7, 2014, are affected, she adds.

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