Boots halts Advantage Card payments following cyber attack

Boots Advantage Card

Boots has suspended the use of Advantage Card points in lieu of payment after hackers accessed almost 150,000 customer accounts.

Customers will not be able to use their Advantage Card points in-store or online for a “short period of time” while Boots deal with the issue.

The retailer’s IT security team noticed “unusual activity” on a number of Boots Advantage Card customer accounts, where it is thought fraudsters were attempting to access and spend loyalty points.

The issue is said to have affected less than 1% of Boots’ 14.4 million Advantage Card holders and the retailer is currently writing to all customers whose accounts may have been compromised.

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