Asda shoppers in hacking danger

Customers at Leeds-based supermarket chain Asda could have had their bank details accessed by hackers, a security expert has claimed.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 19th January 2016, 3:18 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th January 2016, 3:24 pm

Information security consultant Paul Moore blogged that he first alerted Asda to a problem in March 2014, warning that customers could be vulnerable to hacking if they had both the supermarket’s website and another site infected with malware open at the same time.

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Asda said it had now fixed the problem and no customers had been affected.

A spokesman said Asda had “multiple layers of security in place on our grocery website” and had “implemented a number of changes to our website to improve customer security”.

He stressed that there was no evidence of any customer information being compromised.