The Stone Refurb data breach involves the Staffordshire-based IT company formally known as Encore PC.
They suffered a data breach in 2020 after reportedly being targeted by a cyberattack. Staffordshire police are understood to be investigating the cyberattack and they have urged anyone with information to contact them.
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About the Stone Refurb data breach
It is understood that the Stone Refurb data breach was the ’a result of a compromise that occurred on an asset managed by a third party on which our website is hosted’, according to the Express and Star. Personal data that may have been exposed may have included names, addresses and credit card details that were used when a transaction on the Encore PC website was made.
When the data breach came to light, the company took down its website immediately so customers could no longer make transactions. The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has been informed, as has the police and Action Fraud.
Following a review of the situation, the ICO is understood to be happy with how the company handled the breach, and it is understood that they will not be taking any action.
Victims targeted for fraud
Fraudulent payments understood to be related to the Stone Refurb data breach were reportedly made using stolen card details between March and May last year. One customer claims to have had £2,359 stolen from her account before realising fraudulent payments were being made, and another is understood to have had two fraudulent transactions in a Tesco store before the bank flagged up the transactions as fraud.
It is unclear as to exactly how many victims could have affected by the Stone Refurb data breach, but any customers who made a purchase between March and May 2020 should check their statements for any suspicious activity or fraudulent purchases.
Make a claim
If your personal and sensitive information has been exposed or missed, you could be eligible to make a compensation claim today. In today’s digital age, it is vital that companies have the correct security systems in place to prevent the loss of personal information in the event of a cyberattack data breach.
When your sensitive data is exposed, this can leave you vulnerable to fraud, phishing scams, cold callers and even, in some serious cases, identity theft. A data breach is a serious incident where the loss of personal information is concerned, and we are here to help you in your fight for justice.
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First published by Matthew on January 05, 2021
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