WH Smith has suspended orders from its online greetings cards business Funky Pigeon after the site was the victim of a cyber attack last week.
But the stationery and books retailer said no customer payment data, such as bank account or credit card details, have been hacked.
A red warning at the top of the website on Tuesday, 19 April read “Oops! We’re experiencing some issues and we can’t accept new orders at the moment. Please try again later”.
The issues were reported widely in UK news outlets.
Many said external IT consultants had been called in to advise the company.
Once again, this shows the need for business to guard against issues by ensuring any possible defensive action is taken,
International law firms Reynolds Porter Chamberlain state 42 million people in the UK were affected by the consequences of cyber breaches last year.
Companies should be on higher alert right now due to attacks on Western Europe thought to be associated with Russian hackers and the war in Ukraine.
If you are concerned about cyber security, please contact us here at UK Business IT.