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34,000 Guests Details Stolen in Butlin's Hack

The breach had taken place between Wednesday 8th August and Friday 10th August 2018, where customer data had been accessed and information including e-mail addresses had been stolen from Butlin's. Hackers managed to steal the data of 34,000 customers that Butlin's have on record. The holiday resort company issued a statement claiming that no payment information has been stolen and that they have set up a dedicated team to contact those affected and inform them of what they should be doing to ensure their future security. 

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This breach was believed to have been caused by a phishing e-mail, a common practice by cyber-criminals to infiltrate a system and retrieve information. Phishing is just one form of cyber-crime being used right now, there is a countless number of other ways a hacker can infiltrate the infrastructure of companies, especially if the security system being used is old, outdated, free and basic and so on. Cyber-crime is so advanced these days that you need a system with regular updates to combat new threats that is managed 24/7 and has multiple defence protocols and keeps you secure from anything you might encounter. 

 

That type of security system is where CSG comes in to play, if you are worried about your current security solution or think it might need an update then give us a call, we can help install new security systems keeping your information safe from events like this and any other vicious cyber attacks that might be waiting to infiltrate your business.

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