Butlin's warns data of 34,000 guests may have been hacked

12 Août, 2018, 18:48 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
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Youth internment chain Butlin's has joined the list of shame that records mass public hackings, with the company saying that the details of around 34,000 guests have been obtained by hackers.

Customer data including names, home addresses, email addresses and phone numbers may be at risk.

A spokesperson confirmed to Sky News that the compromise had taken place over the past 72 hours, and was believed to be caused by a phishing email.

The firm is now contacting people who may have been affected to inform them and tell them what they should do.

The company is unsure as to how many of its 34,000 guests had their information stolen in the phishing attack and has not yet found evidence of fraudulent activity.

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A spokeswoman for the Information Commissioner's Office said: "Butlins has made us aware of an incident and we will be making enquiries".

The holiday company is known for its budget staycation holiday camps.

The holiday firm, which has a site in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, said it takes guest data seriously.

Butlin's says it will be contacting all guests who may have been affected by the incident by the end of 13 August. "I would like to personally reassure guests that no financial data has been compromised". It is contacting customers who may have been affected. "I would like to apologise for any upset or inconvenience this incident might cause", King said.

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