Customers of online fashion retailer THE ICONIC have fallen prey to one of the most low-tech forms of hacking — credential stuffing.
Customers began making complaints to the retailer on its Facebook page after many were charged huge amounts for fraudulent orders. THE ICONIC has promised to refund these customers.
Credential stuffing is a type of hack where online fraudsters use previously exposed email and password combinations to access accounts on other websites.
THE ICONIC confirmed that it had seen a bump in the number of fraudulent log-in attempts.
“We are working with all customers to address these incidents, which are not a result of a data breach at THE ICONIC,” the spokesperson said.
“Our teams are also proactively intercepting unauthorised access attempts and cancelling any fraudulent orders made, in addition to providing customers with full refunds for any successful orders made that have been dispatched.”
Some customers complained of orders exceeding $1,000 being placed in their names and using their accounts.
Some affected consumers had not ordered from at the Iconic for years.
“We encourage all ICONIC customers to be vigilant when it comes to proactively managing their account security by regularly changing their passwords,” the spokesperson said.
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