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Funky Pigeon closes site and suspends orders following cyber attack

British retailer WH Smith PlcĀ said on Tuesday it has suspended orders from its online greetings card and gift business Funky Pigeon following a cyber-security incident last… View Article

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Funky Pigeon closes site and suspends orders following cyber attack

British retailer WH Smith PlcĀ said on Tuesday it has suspended orders from its online greetings card and gift business Funky Pigeon following a cyber-security incident last week.

WH Smith said no customer payment data with Funky Pigeon was compromised due to the incident, which took place on April 14.

“We are currently investigating the extent to which any personal data, specifically names, addresses, e-mail addresses and personalised card and gift designs has been accessed,” WH Smith and Funky Pigeon said.

The Bristol-based business said it was writing to all customers from the past 12 months to inform them of the hack, which took place last week.

The incident comes amid increased scrutiny on appropriate defences against cyber attacks, particularly on western financial institutions, in the wake of heightened geopolitical tensions after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February.

The company also said the incident would not have a material impact on the financial position of the group, based on a current analysis.

It comes two weeks after retailer The Works was forced to shut some of its stores and halt stock deliveries to its shops following a cyber attack.

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