Uniqlo hack: 460,000 online accounts compromised


Asia’s largest retailer, Fast Retailing Co., have announced that hackers may have gained access to the data of users of its Uniqlo and GU brand e-commerce portals.

At least 460,000 accounts have been accessed by hackers on Fast Retailing’s Japanese shopping websites, the company said in a statement:

“An unauthorized login by a third party other than the customer occurred on the online store site operated by our company.”

Users’ personal information, including names, addresses and contact details, as well as purchase history and partial credit card information may have been accessed by hackers. The hack is said to have happened from April 23 to May 10, 2019.

An investigation into the hack is being conducted. Although it has been identified that the hack was limited to the websites in Japan and the breach was a list-based attack.

Fast Retailing Co., has advised its online store customers to change their passwords to ones that are new and unique, to decrease the risk of their accounts being accessed.

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