WH Smith Suspends Orders From its Online Greeting Cards Following Cyber Security Incident

UK based retailer WH Smith Plc. (LON: SMWH) announced having suspended orders from its online greeting cards and gift business Funky Pigeon. This development comes less than a week after the company suffered a cyber-security incident.

The company clarified that no customer payment data with Funky Pigeon was compromised due to the unfortunate cyber-security 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 personalized card and gift designs has been accessed,” said WH Smith.

On the other hand, Funky Pigeon said that they are also writing to all of their customers over the last 12 months to make them aware of the issues. Both companies believe that according to the current analysis, the said incidence will have a significant effect on the financial position of the group.


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