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38,000 Credit Card Details Stolen Following Site Hack

 4:03 pm on Jun 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

The credit card details of up to 38,000 customers of clothing firm Cotton Traders were stolen following a hack of its website, BBC News has learned.

The firm has not confirmed the size of the breach but it has acknowledged the site was attacked earlier this year.

It said Barclaycard was contacted as soon as it learned of the attack, and most cards were stopped.

38,000 Credit Card Details Stolen Following Site Hack [news.bbc.co.uk]



 4:39 pm on Jun 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

In a statement, Cotton Traders said all of its customers' credit card data was encrypted on the website.

We can probably deduce that they hacked the programs driving the scripts, thus were able to decrypt the data. Another vote for third party processing!

The breach follows last year's attack on the website of TK Maxx, in which 45 million card details were lost.

Is this a UK company or do they mean TJ Maxx? Thought this was longer than a year ago.


 5:36 pm on Jun 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

There are slightly different Maxx trading names in use in the US and UK...

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