Batterijenhuis.nl warns customers against a data breach

Oct

10

2018

The battery and batteries web shop Batterijenhuis.nl has informed some of its customers about a data breach. Criminals were able to lock out personal data of customers. The leak affects about fifteen percent of the customers.

Battery house The information that the criminals have received includes name, address, place of residence, e-mail address and password. According to the web shop, passwords have been hashed. “The chances of something being done with this list are small, because it is very difficult to decrypt this list”, the company reports to the affected customers in a Tuesday sent e-mail. Details about the hash method used does not give Batterijenhuis.nl . The store advises customers to change their password as a precaution.

The store emphasizes that bank account or credit card details have not been stolen. These were not saved by Batterijenhuis.nl. In a reaction to Tweakers, the shop says that it does not make statements about precise numbers, but that it is about fifteen percent of customers with an account. “We worked with osCommerce up to 3.5 years ago, since then we switched to OpenCart, the customers who had created an account in osCommerce and who have not changed their password in the meantime.”

The criminals came in via a customized module for the site. “This module was no longer properly monitored due to various updates,” according to the battery retailer. On the day after discovery the leak is closed, but it is not known how long this was present. Batterijenhuis.nl indicates that it has not yet informed the Dutch Data Protection Authority about the data breach. “We first had to inform our customers and then inform the various authorities, which will be done this week.”

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