JD Sports hit with cyber attack affecting 10 million customers.

Hackers were able to gain access to customer information ranging from names, addresses, email accounts, phone numbers, order details and the last four digits of users bank cards.

As reported by the BBC, the data that was accessed stemmed from online orders between 2018 to October 2020.

However, the attack not only related to online orders paced with JD, it also affected, Size?, Millets, Blacks, Scotts and MilletSport.

More can be read here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-64452986

Now that the hackers have access to millions of users basic information, users should be wary of phishing emails and scam phone calls. With the information obtained, hackers can contact affected users pretending to be real businesses, fooling them in to gaining more information and using it for malicious intent.

Clicking a single link in a scam email is all it takes to let a hacker infect your system, leaving you unable to access your files if you become infected with ransomware.

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