News and Updates on Information Technology

United Kingdom – Furniture Village

Exploit: Hacking

Furniture Village: Home Goods Retailer

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Risk to Business: 1.115 = Extreme

UK home goods giant Furniture Village has confirmed that it has been suffering the impact of an unnamed cyberattack. For the past week, the company’s internal systems, as well as some customer-facing systems, have been experiencing outages. The company stated that no data appears to have been stolen. Impacted systems include included delivery systems, phone systems, and payment mechanisms.

Individual Impact: At this time, no sensitive personal or financial information was announced as compromised in this incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Attacks on older systems are often easy money for cybercriminals looking for data to sell with a low overhead and fast turnaround time.