JD Wetherspoon, famous for cheap drinks and questionable clientele, has revealed that hackers managed to break into its old website to steal customer and staff details. However, the loved-and-loathed pub chain, which has around 1,000 outlets across the UK, says the cybercriminals didn’t manage to get their hands on enough data to bleed bank accounts dry.
100 customers, all of whom purchased Wetherspoon vouchers online before August 2014, are claimed to have been affected by the attack, though Spoon’s says that only the last four digits of their credit and debit cards were seized. Names and expiry dates remained safe, which the company says should ensure they don't lose money.
Likewise, members of staff were also hit, with ‘some’ details stolen. JD Wetherspoon hasn’t revealed what was taken, but says that no salary, bank, tax or national insurance information was accessed. The company has apologised to anyone affected by the attack, and says it’s
put its best bouncers on the case investigating matters. Meanwhile, here's what you should do if you think you've had your details stolen.
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