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Parent WH Smith says no customer payment data exposed

Exploit: Hacking

Funky Pigeon: Retailer

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Risk to Business: 2.776 = Moderate

Gift card retailer Funky Pigeon, a division of UK retail giant WHSmith, has announced that it was the victim of a cyberattack that has seriously impacted its operations. Funky Pigeon was forced offline, suspending sales temporarily. The company was quick to reassure consumers that no payment data was at risk and did not believe any account passwords were compromised. The incident remains under investigation.

Individual Impact: No information about consumer/employee PII, PHI or financial data exposure was available at press time.

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Online retailers have been a popular target for cybercriminals, especially for payment skimming attacks.

Source: The register