Bunnings’ customers fear a breach of their personal information

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 Bunnings’ customers fear a breach of their personal information
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Highlights

  • There are fears, that in a possible case of data violation, Bunnings Warehouse may have had personal information about its customers leaked.
  • According to Bunnings' chief information officer Leah Balter, if leaked, the data would only contain details such as customers' names and email addresses.
  • The warehouse is continuing to work with the third-party provider to get the details and further understand as to how this breach took place.

Australia-based household hardware chain Bunnings Warehouse has been hooked up in a data violation and may have had personal information about its customers disclosed.

Online scheduling platform FlexBooker, which Bunnings relies upon to power part of its 'Drive & Collect' service, was breached in late December and witnessed 3.7 million users' information leaked.

Reportedly, Bunnings' chief information officer Leah Balter has confirmed that its customers' data could be included in the leak; however, it would only contain details such as customers' names and email addresses. The business doesn't collect passwords, credit card numbers, or phone numbers when using FlexBooker. 

Balter added that as soon as they were apprised about the breach, they reached out to customers who they thought were at risk as the fraudsters would have probably accessed their data. 

The official stated that the warehouse is continuing to work with the third-party provider to get the details and further understand as to how this breach took place and the measures that can be taken or put in place to correct it."

According to ZDnet, a business technology news website, personal information of FlexBooker users, like passwords, partial credit card numbers, and email addresses, appeared on a popular hacking outlet.

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