Bunnings issues warning to its consumers on data breach

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Bunnings issues warning to its consumers on data breach

 Bunnings issues warning to its consumers on data breach
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Highlights

  • Bunnings Warehouse issued a warning to its customers on Thursday that there had been a security breach by its third-party booking provider FlexBooker.
  • The hardware retailer notified that information from nearly 3.7 million accounts had been compromised.

Australian household hardware chain Bunnings Warehouse issued an alert to its customers on Thursday that there had been a security breach by its third-party booking provider FlexBooker. FlexBooker offers a cloud-based booking system to Bunnings and many retailers across the world. 

The booking platform provider revealed on 7 January that a group of hackers stole data on 21 December, and information from some 3.7 million accounts had been compromised.

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However, Bunnings assured its customers that the drive and collect system does not provide any personal information like credit card details, passwords to FlexBooker. The data breach was limited to names and email addresses.

The drive and collect was introduced at the time of the pandemic to keep the retail chain open for shoppers.

Bunnings is in talks with FlexBooker on understanding how the violation took place and the extent of its impact.

Bottom Line

The hardware chain urged its customers to remain wary of any suspicious activity in their accounts while urging them to repeatedly change passwords.

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