Thousands of customer accounts suspended after hacker attack
More than 2,000 leaked usernames and passwords forced the retailer to suspend online shopping accounts.

Tesco has been forced to deactivate online customer accounts after thousands of login details, including passwords, were posted online.

A list of over 2,000 internet shopping accounts was posted online by hackers on Thursday, allowing access to online shopping accounts, personal details and Tesco Clubcard vouchers.

“We take the security of our customers’ data extremely seriously and are urgently investigating these claims,” a Tesco spokesman said in a statement.

The data is thought to have been compiled by hackers using stolen details from other web services, testing email and password combinations released in other high-profile hacks against Tesco’s website.

“We have contacted all customers who may have been affected and are committed to ensuring that none of them miss out as a result of this. We will issue replacement vouchers to the very small number who are affected,” added the Tesco spokesman.

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