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Drugstore Customers' Data Exposed

DATA LOSS—GERMANY

August 27, 2010

German drugstore chain Schlecker has confirmed that, for an unspecified amount of time, the personal details of about 150,000 customers were exposed on the Internet, The Local reports. An external service provider was responsible for the error, according to the report. Schlecker is investigating how the names, profiles and e-mail addresses of customers were exposed. Customer account numbers and passwords were not affected.  The e-mail addresses of an additional 7.1 million company newsletter subscribers were also exposed in the breach. "We are in close contact with our service provider," a Schlecker spokesperson said.
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