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Holiday camp firm Butlin’s data breached, 34,000 guest records affected

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Butlin Data Breach

Hackers may have accessed nearly 34,000 guest records from the server of Britain’s holiday camp firm Butlin’s.  The leaked data includes names, home addresses, email addresses, phone numbers as well as the trip itinerary.

The firm assured that payment details of the customers were unaffected. The firm notified Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and has been informing affected customers to tell them what they should do. The company is also undergoing its own investigations and hasn’t found any fraudulent activity related to the breach.

“Butlin’s take the security of our guest data very seriously and have improved a number of our security processes. I would like to apologise for any upset or inconvenience this incident might cause. A dedicated team has been set up to contact all guests who may be affected directly. I would like to personally reassure guests that no financial data has been compromised,” Butlin’s managing director, Dermot King said.

“A dedicated team has been set up to contact all guests who may be affected directly. I would like to personally reassure guests that no financial data has been compromised,” he added.

Several companies of Britain have been the recent victims of cyber attacks.

Recently, ticketing website, Ticketmaster, became the most recent victim of a data breach, after hackers stole data from the website including payment information of several customers.

The website issued an alert after noticing a malicious software on a customer support product hosted by its third-party, Inbenta Technologies which ran several Ticketmaster international websites like Ticketmaster International, Ticketmaster UK, GETMEIN! and TicketWeb. Affected customers may include UK citizens who purchased or attempted to purchase tickets between February and June 23 2018, as well as international customers who purchased, or attempted to purchase tickets between September 2017 and June 23, 2018.