[Dataloss] UK: 38, 000 Cotton Traders customers stolen from hacked website

rchick rchicker at etiolated.org
Tue Jun 10 17:23:13 UTC 2008


Cotton Traders has annual sales of £5m
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.
Cotton Traders was founded by ex-England rugby captains Fran Cotton
and Steve Smith.
In a statement, Cotton Traders said all of its customers' credit card
data was encrypted on the website.


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