Lakeland customers get hacked
As such, they're urging everyone who use the same passwords on other online accounts to change them immediately.
It all happened on Friday in what Lakeland described as “a sophisticated and sustained attack” and customers were informed yesterday when the company discovered two encrypted databases had been accessed.
Tony Preedy, the marketing director, said: “Our experts analysing the situation have not been able to confirm whether any data has been taken but we decided it was appropriate to tell customers there was a risk. We had not left the doors unlocked, so to speak, but nevertheless they were able to penetrate.”
The hackers are probably got into the databases thanks to a recently identified flaw in the Java software used by the servers running the Lakeland website.