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June 10th, 2008

Cotton Traders Clothing Firm Customers Credit Card Details Stolen From Hacked Website

Cotton Traders clothing firm website was hacked earlier this year and credit card details of up to 38,000 customers were stolen by unidentified attackers. Customer addresses were also stolen in this incident. The firm has not yet released the full details of the breach.

In a statement to BBC News, Cotton Traders said all of its customers’ credit card data was encrypted on the website. The firm brought in industry security experts to resolve the problem and have recently upgraded all security on their website which has been validated by leading industry experts. It added: “We would like to reassure all our customers that their data is secure and that the Cotton Traders website meets all leading Industry security standards.”

The exact method used to hack the Cotton Traders website is unknown. The firm has said customers worried about their cards should contact their card provider.

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