Beggars Group is the latest company to suffer a data breach at the hands of hackers. The label group has warned people in the US that anyone who bought directly from its websites between 28 April 2015 and 4 May 2016 may have had their personal information exposed as a result of the breach.
The news was revealed in a letter from US distributor Matador Direct. “Findings from the investigation show that if a customer attempted to or did place an order on one of the affected websites from April 28, 2016 to May 4, 2016, information associated with the order being placed, including the customer’s name, address, phone number, email address, payment card number, expiration date and security code (CVV), and account password for the website on which the customer placed an order, may have been obtained by an unauthorised third-party,” explained the letter. Customers’ passwords have already been changed, and need to be reset before they can log in again. It’s the latest reminder that companies of all sizes are targets for cybercriminals, including those within the music industry.