Butlin’s – the holiday camps company has confirmed that the records of up to 34,000 guests have been accessed by hackers.
The stolen data does not include payment details, but does include customer names, holiday dates, postal and email addresses and telephone numbers.
The compromise is believed to have been caused by a phishing email.
Under the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), British companies must notify the Information Commissioner’s Office of any data breaches within 72 hours or face a fine. Butlin’s say they have done so.
The company said its own investigations have not found any fraudulent activity related to this event, but anyone whose records have been accessed by hackers needs to beware of calls, emails etc. from people claiming to be from Butlin’s and seeking more information
Butlin’s says it is contacting all those affected by the data breach.
If you believe your data may have been included in the hacked data then contact Butlin’s directly and be careful over any contact from Butlin’s – ensure they are genuine not scammers looking to trick you.
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