Computer criminals have stolen sensitive personal data from Wetherspoons customers after hacking the pub chain’s website. The site’s customers database – which includes names, dates of birth, email, addresses and phone numbers of 656,000 Britons – was breached in June. But Wetherspoons officials were only told about the hack by security experts earlier this week. The cyber criminals also stole credit card and debit card data from pub-goers who bought vouchers from the JD Wetherspoon site. John Hutson, the CEO of JD Wetherspoon, told customers: “We cannot confirm whether any of your personal data was included in this breach. “However, I wanted to make you aware immediately apologise on behalf of company.” The breach affected the chain’s old website which has “since been replaced in its entirety”, he added.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Daily Express