Only customers with online store accounts are affected. However, the attackers were unable to access payment data, credit card information, or banking details.
At Wein&Co, “data was stolen from some users of the online store” in a hacker attack, the company informed customers on Friday afternoon. Only customers with online store accounts are affected. However, the attackers were unable to access payment data, credit card information, or banking details. Customers who have branch or pub customer cards are also not affected.
The attack has already been “stopped” and systems security has been restored, Wein&Co, a subsidiary of Hamburg wine trading group Hawesko, announced to potentially affected customers on Friday afternoon. A report has also been submitted to the Austrian Data Protection Authority and a criminal complaint has been lodged with the police.
Passwords are stolen only in strong encrypted form
Names, addresses, email addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers and certain information about orders were affected by the theft. The passwords were only stored in a highly encrypted form and were stolen in this form.
Wein&Co recommends that all customers change their password the next time they log in and pay special attention to suspicious emails or unsolicited correspondence in their email accounts. “If you notice any unusual activity regarding your customer account or have any further questions, please contact our data protection experts at [email protected],” the customer message says. (appa)
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