Tesco has just revealed that they have been the victim hacking recently, confirming that they have deactivated around 2,000 Tesco.com accounts after they noticed details had been released online, details which included login details and passwords, personal details such as the customer’s address and their Clubcard voucher information.
Thankfully this is quite a small case, eclipsed by the three million online grocery deliveries Tesco processed in the six weeks running up to Christmas last year.
That’s not to say Tesco.com still isn’t taking this seriously however, giving Pocket-Lint the following quote.“We take the security of our customers’ data extremely seriously and are urgently investigating these claims,” a spokeswoman told the sit that Tesco have “contacted all customers who may have been affected and are committed to ensuring that none of them miss out as a result of this.”
Finishing to say that they “will issue replacement vouchers to the very small number who are affected.”
Users who have been affected have now had their accounts deactivated as a precautionary measure, but to be on the safe side we would advice changing your password whether you were affected or not.