The Uniqlo retail chain of the online store stated that data of above 460,000 customer’s accounts on its online shopping store websites got accessed by hackers from April 23 to May 10. Fast Retailing stated on its website that it confirmed on May 10, 2019, that a third party’s unauthorized login occurred on its site of online store.
Customers got access to customer’s data due to the breach that includes their names, contact details, and addresses. The firm admitted that partial information of credit card might browsed; however, there is no risk of leakage in security codes of credit cards.
To know the reason behind the hack the authorities doing the investigations. For the time being, the Japanese company requested its customers on its online store to set unique passwords that are not easy to crack to lower the hacking risk of accessing the accounts.
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On Tuesday, Fast Retailing shares traded down by nearly 0.6% during the trade in the afternoon in Tokyo. Due to the latest data breach, it increased the public scrutiny on data security subject after hackers got access to the data of several users at credit ratings Equifax and Marriott International.
In October 2018, Cathay Pacific Airways of Hong Kong announced that they faced a data breach that affects over nine million of its passengers. The officials of airline further said that about 9.4 million passenger’s details including their Hong Kong identity card numbers and passport numbers accessed without any authorization.