Feeds

WH Smith Online crashes after server theft

Now that's what we call security

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

Police are investigating a break in at it WH Smith Online's Oxfordshire base, following the alleged theft of two servers and a quantity of DVDs.

It's understood the incident happened a fortnight ago causing WH Smith Online's site to crash.

It's alleged that the theft may have been an inside job. In a memo leaked to The Register it appears the company is prepared to offer a reward of 1000 for information leading to the arrest of those responsible.

It's also alleged that one of the servers contained the credit details of thousands of customers, although this has been denied by WH Smith Online.

A spokeswoman for the e-stationers and newsagent said: "It is true that there was a recent break in.

"There has been absolutely no breach of customer information, credit card details or confidentiality.

"The occurrence is currently under police investigation and as you can understand to say anything further would be inappropriate," she said.

A spokesman for Oxfordshire Police said no one had been arrested in connection with the theft. ®

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

Whitepapers

Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.