British retailer JD Sports have suffered a cyber attack that compromised customer data from online orders placed between November 2018 and October 2020 for its JD, Size?, Millets, Blacks, Scotts and MilletSport brands, Reuters reports.
The affected data includes the name, billing and delivery address, email, phone number, order details, and the final four digits of payment cards for about 10 million customers. The company stated that it does not hold full payment card data and does not believe that account passwords were accessed. However, JD Sports has issued a warning to its customers to “be vigilant” against the risk of fraud and phishing attacks.
In response to the attack, JD Sports is conducting an investigation with the help of cyber security experts and is working with the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the country’s data protection watchdog. The company has apologized to its customers and is reaching out to those affected to advise them to take precautionary measures.
Cyber attacks on UK companies have become a growing concern in recent years. With the increasing use of technology and the growing amount of sensitive information stored online, companies and individuals alike are becoming more vulnerable to cyber threats. It is therefore crucial for companies to invest in strong security measures and for individuals to take proactive steps to protect their online presence.
One such proactive step is to check if your data has been compromised on haveIbeenpwned.com. This website allows individuals to check if their email address or other personal information has been involved in any data breaches. It’s important to note that the website does not yet have any additional data from the JD Sports hack, but it’s still worth checking your information regularly to stay informed about any potential security threats.
In conclusion, the JD Sports cyber attack serves as a reminder of the importance of being vigilant and proactive about online security. Companies and individuals alike must take measures to protect their sensitive information and stay informed about potential threats.