Sports Direct hacked last year, and still hasn't told its staff of data breach

And MPs said workers were being treated without dignity or respect…




8 Feb 2017 at 13:37, Alexander J Martin

Exclusive Sports Direct has left its 30,000-strong workforce in the dark over a data breach in the autumn when a hacker accessed internal systems containing staffers’ personal information.


The Register can reveal the UK’s largest sports retail business was the subject of a digital break-in during September, when an attacker exploited public vulnerabilities affecting the unpatched version of the DNN platform that Sports Direct was using to run a staff portal.


An inside source with knowledge of the incident told The Register that employees’ unencrypted data was stolen during the breach. Sports Direct’s internal systems detected the intrusion in September, but it was not until December that the company learned of the data breach. Our insider claimed a phone number had been left on the company’s internal site with a message encouraging Sports Direct’s bosses to make contact.


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