Attackers steal probably hundred thousand passwords Brabantia




The shop Brabantia, a manufacturer of household items, is likely cracked. Therefore attackers would likely have had access to name, address and passwords of customers, though those passwords are hashed.

Brabantia has customers in an e-mail informed of the hack. It is not entirely clear whether the attackers gained access to customer data, but that’s probably confirms director of Do Ab Brabantia. “Attempts have been made to come in,” Van Houdt. “Probably the attackers gained access to names, addresses and passwords.”

These included concerns of users’ passwords, if they are well encrypted. “They are hashed using MD5 and includes a salt,” Van Houdt. Although the MD5 hashing algorithm has since been overtaken, the salt makes it difficult for attackers to associate passwords hashes using so-called rainbow tables .

From Please do not say how much data may have been captured. “That would mean I have to say how many customers we have, and that’s going a little too far,” Van Houdt. They are in any case “certainly a hundred thousand,” not only in the Netherlands but also some other European countries. “So those are consumers, not retailers, who buy from us,” said Van Houdt.


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