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JD Wetherspoon hacked, credit card details stolen

CEO of JD Wetherspoon emailed customers this evening about the data breach

CEO of JD Wetherspoon John Hutson
The CEO of JD Wetherspoon John Hutson (pictured above), has been emailing customers about the data breach discovered this week - 1st of December 2015.
JD Wetherspoon website hacked

Customers who purchased Wetherspoon vouchers online before August 2014, credit/debit card information was stolen. For the other 656,723 customers, the database contained the name of the customer, the date of birth, the email address and the phone number. 

At 5.45pm on the 2nd December the security specialists informed JD Wetherspoon that the customer database related to the old website was breached (or hacked) between 15th and 17th June 2015. 
This website has since been replaced in its entirety.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which regulates data protection, has been notified of the breach today. 

You should remain vigilant for any emails that you are not expecting, that ask you for personal or financial information or request you to click on links or download information. 

We recommend that if you are contacted by anyone asking you for personal data or passwords (such as for your bank account details), please take all steps to check the true identity of the organisation. 

It is also recommended that you do not use the same password across a number of systems or websites, whether at work or at home.  

If you need any cyber security help, contact us on the main site http://www.mediabodyguard.com
or call us 08713-150150.
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