DivideBuy has recently confirmed that many of their customers personal data has been stolen in a major cyber-security incident.
DivideBuy is a company which provides a pay-in-instalments method of shopping to consumers.
Affected customers have been been contacted to confirm that their personal data has been taken. However, anyone that has used the DivideBuy service may have been a victim.
The stolen data includes names, date of birth, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, and associated aliases.
DivideBuy has also confirmed that customer’s credit scores were accessed. They have said that they do not believe the credit information could be used by the thieves as it was encrypted. Nonetheless, the company has offered users a free subscription to TrueIdentity, a credit monitoring service, to prevent identity theft.
It has not yet been confirmed how this data breach occurred. DivideBuy has not divulged what steps it is taking to secure its website, except to say it is “working with external specialists, to make sure all data is secure, and an attack of this kind cannot happen again.”
DivideBuy has not confirmed how many customers have been affected by this incident, but a visit to their website currently states they are receiving a high volume of traffic.