Retail Giant Woolworths Confirms Data Breach Affecting 2 Million MyDeal Customers

Data Breach

Australian retail giant Woolworths revealed on Friday that a recent data breach has impacted the information of 2.2 million MyDeal customers.

Although Woolworths purchased 80% of the MyDeal online marketplace in September, it maintains that MyDeal’s systems are entirely independent of its own and were unaffected by the incident. The company claims that a threat actor gained access to the MyDeal customer relationship management (CRM) system by using a user’s compromised credentials.

According to Woolworths, only 1.2 million of the affected customers’ email addresses were compromised. Email notifications are being sent to affected customers. Additionally, authorities were informed.

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