UK Grocer Tesco Investigates Customer Data Hack

Law360, New York (February 14, 2014, 5:13 PM EST) -- Another major retail data breach has compromised more than 2,000 customers’ information as U.K. grocer Tesco PLC said Friday that hackers had gained access to some accounts.

Tesco said the hackers didn’t actually breach its own website but instead used data collected from other hacks in an exploratory effort, which yielded some success. Apparently, the breached accounts had the same username and password combination as those discovered in previous hacks.

The hackers posted the compromised accounts online, along with personal details, usernames and passwords, according to...
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