Brands including AX Paris, DLSB, Elle Belle Attire, Perfect Handbags and Traffic People are among those affected by a data breach at IT ecommerce supplier Fashion Nexus with White Room Solutions.
Fashion Nexus stated that that on or around 9 July a “white hat hacker” or “ethical hacker” breached one of company’s web servers. Fashion Nexus advised its clients using the software to file reports with the Information Commissioner’s Office and Fashion Nexus also filed a breach report.
Around 650,000 of its clients’ customers were believed to be affected.
The majority had their names and email addresses accessed, and one-fifth also had their home address details accessed. There was no payment card information stored in the databases. But the data did include hashed passwords, names, email addresses, phone numbers, and other data.
Rob Sherwood, director at Fashion Nexus, said: “Our experience with this as a small company has been extremely stressful and unsettling. Contrary to the way we’ve been portrayed in the IT security press, we care deeply about our clients and the rights of their customers.
“As a small business with limited resource and funding, we had put in place security measures but clearly, somehow, this wasn’t sufficient to prevent an attack, and we can’t apologise enough to our clients and their customers.”
The personally identifiable information accessed can lead to scammers carrying out identity fraud and identity theft.
If you are a customer of one of the affected brands, then change your password immediately and also the login and passwords of any other accounts using the same login details.
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