WHSmith targeted in a cyber incident

WHSmith has fallen victim to a cyber incident, which has led to the “illegal access” of current and former employee data among other information.

The UK retailer updated the market about the “the cyber security incident” on Thursday, and said that it had already launched an investigation and implemented the incident response plans, such as notifying the authorities.


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All affected employees have been informed, as the investigation remains ongoing.

The group’s trading activities continue as usual, and its customer accounts have been unaffected.

So far, it is unclear who was responsible for the reported incident, which comes amid a wave of cyber attacks against UK retailers, such as JD Sports and Royal Mail.

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