Friday 24 November 2017

Over 376,000 customers' details taken in credit card breach

The full credit card details of over 376,000 customers across Europe were breached by criminals in the Loyaltybuild breach, it has emerged.

Over 70,000 were Supervalu Getaway customers and over 8,000 were AXA Leisure Break customers.

The details of an additional 150,000 clients were potentially compromised. The inspection team also confirmed that name, address, phone number and email address of 1.12m clients were also taken.

These breaches are assumed to be made by criminal act.

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) received a preliminary report on the findings of its inspection team following an inspection today at Loyaltybuild, the company at the centre of the recent data breach.

The ODPC will assess fully the findings of the inspection and will be making a number of recommendations to Loyaltybuild. A follow up inspection will also be carried out.

The ODPC told the importance of the responsible parties notifying all of the clients affected in addition to the financial institutions which issued the affected cards.

The ODPC continues to warn customers to be vigilant in relation to their accounts and to report any suspicious transactions to their card company.
Clients should also be vigilant in relation to suspicious communication of any kind which they receive.

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