Attackers steal credit card details in Vision Direct data breach

By: Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Personal information and sensitive credit card details, including CVV codes, taken in five-day attack

Attackers have compromised Vision Direct customers’ contact information and financial details, including complete card numbers, expiry dates and the CVV security code.

The UK retailer specialising in contact lenses told a number of its customers this weekend that their details had been stolen in a data breach that lasted five days, between 3 and 8 November.

The attackers made away with personal information, such as full name, address, phone number, email address, and password, as well as customers’ financial details including the CVV security code required to complete online transactions.

 “Unfortunately this information could be used to conduct fraudulent transactions,” Vision Direct UK said in a letter to customers.

“Vision Direct has taken steps to prevent any further data theft, the website is working normally and we are working with the authorities to investigate how this theft occurred.”

Vision Direct did not say how many users may have been affected and did not offer an explanation at this early stage.

The company has asked users to review their bank statements as soon as possible and change their passwords on the website.

More: https://www.itpro.co.uk/data-breaches/32393/attackers-steal-credit-card-details-in-vision-direct-data-breach