Billabong suffers customer data breach

Powered by SC Magazine
 

Hackers publish 21,485 clear text passwords.

Hackers have stolen and published 21,485 clear text passwords from a Billabong customer database in what the Aussie surfwear icon has described as an "extremely serious matter".

The clear-text passwords were uploaded to a codepaste site for #WikiBoatWednesday, an event popular in hacktivist Twitter circles, for which groups publish stolen data caches online.

The hackers also released administrator database tables and other information, including hashed passwords.

Billabong was unaware of the breach until notified by iTnews' sister publication SC Magazine last week.

A spokesperson noted that the breached customer database contained "personal information of certain customers of the website, but no financial data".

"We view this attack as an extremely serious matter and have taken urgent action to contain the incident and prevent further attacks occurring," Billabong stated.

"We are continuing to gather information about the incident and to establish the extent and nature of the data that may have been accessed.

"We will take further appropriate measures as new information comes to light".

Copyright © SC Magazine, Australia


Billabong suffers customer data breach
 
 
 
Top Stories
Don’t mention digital disruption to David Whiteing
Buzzwords don’t curry favour with CBA's new CIO - it’s all just innovation to him.
 
Content, cost & constant innovation: How Foxtel plans to take on Netflix
Nell Payne inhabits the “brave new world of blue strings and networking”. Just don't ask her to put a TV screen on your microwave.
 
Westpac fires starting pistol on core banking upgrade
St George readies itself for move to Celeriti.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
Should Optus make a bid for iiNet?

   |   View results
Yes
  43%
 
No
  57%
TOTAL VOTES: 566

Vote