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Kitchenware retailer Lakeland targeted in ‘sophisticated and sustained’ cyber …


Kitchenware retailer Lakeland targeted in ‘sophisticated and sustained’ cyber …

POSTED BY administrator on Jul 24 under Kitchenware

Kitchenware retailer Lakeland targeted in ‘sophisticated and sustained’ cyber …
News from Retail Week:

Kitchenware specialist Lakeland has revealed a “sophisticated and sustained attack” on its website and warned customers to take action to protect their data.

Lakeland urged customers to reset their passwords on its website and to consider changing them on other accounts if they use the same ones on different sites. The retailer has deleted all of its password records after the attack, which took place on Friday.

In a customer email seen by Retail Week, Lakeland advised customers that “it has become clear that two encrypted databases were accessed, though we’ve not been able to find any evidence that the data has been stolen.

“However, we have decided that it is safest to delete all the customer passwords used on our site and invite customers to reset their passwords next time they visit the Lakeland site. Next time you log-in to your Lakeland account you will be asked to reset your password and provide a new one. It is not necessary to do this straight away, just the next time you want to use the account.

“We also advise, as a precaution, that if you use the same password on any other account/s, you should change the passwords on these ac…………… continues on Retail Week

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News from ITWorld Canada:

Sixty-store British kitchenware chain Lakeland Ltd. has been the target of a “sophisticated and sustained cyberattack, the company told customers in an e-mail message.

While it was unclear whether the attackers had stolen any personal information on customers, they did manage to access two encrypted data bases.


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The company deleted customer password data and told users to reset their passwords on their next visit. The company also warned users to change their passwords on other sites if they us…………… continues on ITWorld Canada

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