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Butlin's suffers data breach after falling victim to email phishing scam - The INQUIRER

Butlin's customer details breached despite Hi-De-Hi security

PANTO-STYLE HOLIDAY CAMP COMPANYButlin's has admitted to a data breach that saw an "unauthorised third party" make off with customer data.

Whileno payment details or user passwords have been compromised, Butlin's buoyantly announced that the booking reference numbers, lead guest names, holiday arrival dates, postal and email addresses and telephone numbers of 34,000 customers may have been accessed.

The incident was the resultof a phishing attack via an unauthorised email, the company admitted, meaning this hack was entirely chaletmaid.

Butlin's managing director Dermot King said in a statement: "Butlin's take the security of our guest data very seriously and have improved a number of our security processes.

"I would like to apologise for any upset or inconvenience this incident might cause. A dedicated team has been set up to contact all guests who may be affected directly. I would like to personally reassure...(continued)

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