Vision Direct has been a victim of a co-ordinated cyber breach courtesy of a hack attack. The company stated that nearly 6,000 customers credit card details used between November 3rd and 8th 2018 have been affected by this grotesque cyber crime.
According to the BBC:
“It said a fake Google Analytics script placed within its websites’ code was the apparent cause.
The company’s UK site was involved as well as local versions for Ireland, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy and Belgium.
A spokeswoman for Vision Direct told the BBC that 6,600 customers were believed to have had details including financial data compromised, while a further 9,700 people had had personal data but not card details exposed.
“This particular breach is known as Shoplift and was already known to our technology team, who installed a patch provided by our web platform provider to prevent this form of malware,” she added.”