Customer Passwords Stolen, Published
DATA THEFT—AUSTRALIAJuly 17, 2012
Surfwear retailer Billabong says it is gathering information about a breach impacting customer passwords, iTNews reports. A company spokesperson said, “We view this attack as an extremely serious matter and have taken urgent action to contain the incident and prevent further attacks occurring.” Hackers published 21,485 stolen clear-text passwords and hashed passwords. “We will take further appropriate measures as new information comes to light,” the spokesperson said. Meanwhile, 3AW Radio reports that a company that went into administration earlier this year failed to protect sensitive data located in office equipment that is to be sold online.