Marks & Spencer customer data leaked due to website glitch

This is not just a data breach, this is an M&S data breach

Clothing and food merchant Marks and Spencer was forced to close its website down for two hours on Tuesday after a serious error allowed online customers to see one another’s details when they logged in to their own accounts.

The potentially hazardous leak was the result of an internal error, the company said, rather than a third party hack.

Online customers were able to see others’ names, dates of birth, contact details and their previous orders, the BBC reports.

Credit and debit card details were not shown.

A Marks and Spencer spokesman said: “Due to a technical issue, we temporarily suspended our website yesterday evening.

“This allowed us to thoroughly investigate and resolve the issue and quickly restore service for our customers. We apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused.”

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