PayAsUGym Data Breached! More Than 300,000 Accounts Exposed

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Famous fitness website PayAsUGym around the UK has acknowledged that 300,000 email address and passwords of its members were accessed on Thursday. Good thing is that they did not hold any credit card details of its users on the server that got hacked.

On Friday, PayAsUGym alerted its users about the data breach in an email which said,”one of the company’s IT servers was accessed by an unauthorised person”.

“Although we do not hold any financial or credit card information, the unauthorised person could have accessed the e-mail address and password of our customers,” the email continued.

“Passwords are encrypted when saved in the database, nevertheless I would encourage you to change your password.”

What to do now?

Users were advised to change their passwords and the company has  also moved to a new server with the help of cyber security professionals. The website uses a “tokenised system” for customer payments which, it says, means card details are stored at the payment gateway – not on its servers.

PayAsUGym added:

“We take the security of customer information very seriously. Unfortunately cyber attacks are becoming more frequent which is why, as a policy, we do not (and will never) hold financial or credit card details and we insist that all passwords are encrypted when stored.”

 

Source: bbc.com

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William Fieldhouse

I currently work full time as a penetration tester and have been involved within the IT security industry for over a decade. I also love to pioneer any forms of new technology and ideologies for future advancements. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

William Fieldhouse

I currently work full time as a penetration tester and have been involved within the IT security industry for over a decade. I also love to pioneer any forms of new technology and ideologies for future advancements. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

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