Feeds

Luckless Lush hammered in hack

Australia site of bath bomb retailer blitzed

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Australian cosmetics retailer Lush has pulled the kill-switch on its web store following a security breach.

In a statement that replaced its home page on Tuesday, Lush Australia says it has been alerted that the security breach may have exposed customers' credit card information. The statement directs customers to contact their bank to discuss whether cancellation is warranted.

In spite of the similarity to a similar breach of Lush's security in the UK, the company claims the two incidents are not related.

"Our Website is not linked to the Lush UK Website, which was recently compromised," the company's statement said.

Update: card theft confirmed

According to a report by the ABC, Lush has since confirmed that card details were stolen, along with the company's entire customer database.

Lush Australasia director Mark Lincoln says customers would not have been aware that their card details were kept. The ABC report says the vulnerability occurred because of a "failure to keep the Website updated".

The company told the ABC it does not know how long breaches may have been occurring. ®

Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL

More from The Register

next story
Spies would need SUPER POWERS to tap undersea cables
Why mess with armoured 10kV cables when land-based, and legal, snoop tools are easier?
Early result from Scots indyref vote? NAW, Jimmy - it's a SCAM
Anyone claiming to know before tomorrow is telling porkies
Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say
Cupertino slurps 15 cents from every $100 purchase
Israeli spies rebel over mass-snooping on innocent Palestinians
'Disciplinary treatment will be sharp and clear' vow spy-chiefs
YouTube, Amazon and Yahoo! caught in malvertising mess
Cisco says 'Kyle and Stan' attack is spreading through compromised ad networks
Hackers pop Brazil newspaper to root home routers
Step One: try default passwords. Step Two: Repeat Step One until success
China hacked US Army transport orgs TWENTY TIMES in ONE YEAR
FBI et al knew of nine hacks - but didn't tell TRANSCOM
Microsoft to patch ASP.NET mess even if you don't
We know what's good for you, because we made the mess says Redmond
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.