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Beggars Group warns US customers of website hack

By | Published on Wednesday 20 July 2016

Beggars Group

Beggars Group has warned that customers’ credit card information may have been compromised, after the website of its US distributor was hacked.

A letter to potentially affected customers sent earlier this month, and published by the California Department Of Justice, states that in May “suspicious files” were discovered on the website of Matador Direct, which distributes records released by Beggars Group labels in the United States.

The files were removed and a cyber security firm was employed to assess any possible risk. It was found that customers who placed orders through the various Beggars websites operated by the distributor between 28 Apr and 4 May this year may have had personal details intercepted by a third party. This includes credit card information and account passwords.

Passwords for all potentially affected customers have been reset, and the company says that it has “remediated the websites and continue[s] to strengthen security of the websites”. Customers are also advised to “remain vigilant to the possibility of fraud and identity theft”.