If you have purchased trainers from sports fashion retailer JD Sports in the past, your personal information may be in the hands of hackers.
Customers of the UK high street retailer (and sister companies Millets, Blacks, Size?, Scotts and Millets Sports) have been charged with fraudulent orders placed between November 2018 and October 2020 by cybercriminals. You are getting a warning that you have accessed details.
Ten million people are believed to have been affected by the security breach, exposing the last four digits of their customers’ names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, order details and payment cards.
Emails sent by the company to affected shoppers described the exposed data as “limited” and emphasized that full payment card details and passwords were not in the hands of hackers. doing.
However, the information stolen by the hackers is clearly enough to make JD Sports customers the targets of fake communications that seek to steal even more information from shoppers.
Emails can therefore allow fraudsters to exploit the exposed data to send phishing emails, or to send fraudulent calls and text messages impersonating JD Sports and other affected brands. I am warning you.
No special action is required, but please remain vigilant against fraud attempts and watch out for suspicious emails, calls or texts claiming to be from JD Sports or our group of brands. Do not click on links in unexpected emails or texts.
Oddly enough, some affected customers said the warning email they received from JD Sports was written in Portuguese Or Spanish – It would be a respectable step by JD Sports if these customers could actually speak Portuguese or Spanish, but clearly they don’t.
JD Sports Chief Financial Officer Neil Greenhalgh apologized to customers, saying, “Protecting customer data is an absolute priority at JD.”
The retailer says it has contacted the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) about the security breach and is working with outside experts to conduct an IT security review.