Incident: Vinomofo data breach: 500,000 customers at risk after wine dealer hit by cyber-attack | The Guardian
Australian Data Breach Incident, 18 October 2022
Wine dealer Vinomofo data breach: 500,000 customers at risk after wine dealer hit by cyber-attack
At risk of exposure are the names, dates of birth, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and genders of customers
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Wine dealer Vinomofo is the latest Australian company to be targeted by a cyber-attack.
At risk of exposure are the names, dates of birth, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and genders of customers – Vinomofo has about 500,000 people on its books, but it’s not clear if all were exposed.
Vinomofo said the risk to members was “low” because other information, such as passports, credit card details and driver’s licences were not held by Vinomofo.
“Vinomofo experienced a cybersecurity incident where an unauthorised third party unlawfully accessed our database on a testing platform that is not linked to our live Vinomofo website,” the chief executive, Paul Edginton, said in a statement emailed to customers.
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“While the information contained in the database is lower risk, we understand you may like more information about online safety, cyber security and helpful tips to protect yourself online. We have engaged IDCARE to provide specialist case management support. IDCARE’s service are at no cost to you. Their expert case managers can be booked online at a time that suits you during business hours (9am to 6pm AEDT). If you wish to engage IDCARE, please complete a Get Help form for individuals at http://www.idcare.org or contact 1800 595 160, quoting reference VMF22.”