wightlink suffers ‘sophisticated’ cyber attack exposing customers’ details – Island Echo

Been to the Isle of Wight? I’ve been a festival-goer in previous years but, fortunately, used a different ferry to get over there….

[…] Wightlink is in the process of contacting affected customers about the data security incident and has reported the matter to the Police, with the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit currently investigating the matter.

The company says that it was on 7th February this year that it discovered Wightlink had been the victim of a criminal cyber-attack via unauthorised activity on the company’s IT systems, which has resulted in some customer personal information being accessed.

Security experts are said to have been carrying out extensive investigations into the incident, with confirmation that compromised data may include customer’s first name, last name, bank account number and sort code, address and signature.


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