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Play.com Hack Reassurance Insufficient

Stonesoft Networks : 23 March, 2011  (Technical Article)
Stonesoft comments on the Play.com hack which compromised customer data saying that the low level of information is not an excuse for lax security practices

According to Ash Patel of Stonesoft: “Despite the fact that Play.com is reassuring its customers that hackers didn’t steal important financial data and that they only managed to get away with names and emails addresses doesn’t make this any better. The hackers could now use the addresses and target the customers with phishing emails and obtain such things as bank details by persuading them to open a malicious attachment which may then install malware or Trojans on to their PC.”


“This is why it is imperative that organisations which hold customer information take IT security seriously. Hackers are often after low hanging fruit, and companies that employ low level security are an easy and often extremely valuable target. Play.com customers will have to be extra vigilant during this time and they should refrain from opening email attachments which could potentially contain malicious material.”


“This also highlights the importance of giving careful consideration to the levels of network security applied by business partners, especially when sharing detailed customer information.”

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