2,000 Tesco.com Accounts Have Been Hacked and Deactivated

By Gerald Lynch on at

Hackers have breached the online accounts of customers of supermarket chain Tesco, leading the company to temporarily suspend around 2,000 Tesco.com accounts.

Thousands of user log-in details were made available online through text-sharing site Pastebin, with the hackers using log-in information stolen from other sites and trying them against Tesco's own database, according to the supermarket. Passwords and personal information, and even Tesco Clubcard vouchers, were all exposed.

"We take the security of our customers’ data extremely seriously and are urgently investigating these claims," Tesco said in a statement.

"We have contacted all customers who may have been affected and are committed to ensuring that none of them miss out as a result of this. We will issue replacement vouchers to the very small number who are affected."

Have you been affected? Let us know in the comments section below. And, if you're using the same log-in info for more than one site, it's probably time to kick that bad habit. [Tesco]