Shoe Retail Chain Office Decommissions Servers after Security Breach

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Shoe retail chain Office has decommissioned several of its servers that were compromised during a security breach that was first revealed in May 2014.

Shoe retail chain Office has decommissioned several of its servers that were compromised during a security breach that was first revealed in May 2014.

At the time, the company’s CEO Brian McCluskey confirmed in a statement sent to Computing that the firm had been the subject of a security breach, but he emphasised that no credit card, debit card, PayPal or bank details were compromised in any way.

However, names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and passwords could all have been affected for accounts created before August 2013.

According to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), a hacker managed to get access to customers’ contact details and passwords through an unencrypted database that was due to be decommissioned. The hacker also bypassed other technical measures and the incident went undetected.

The ICO said that Office had signed an undertaking to ensure issues around the data breach are resolved. It has decommissioned the servers in question and implemented a new hosting infrastructure.

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