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Kathmandu Probes Possible Card Skimming Breach

March 15, 2019 / Phil Muncaster

In a statement posted to the New Zealand Exchange (NZE), the firm said it was notifying potentially affected customers directly, advising them to contact their banks and card providers. “Kathmandu has recently become aware that between January 8, 2019 NZDT and February 12, 2019 NZDT, an unidentified third party gained unauthorized access to the Kathmandu website platform,” it said. “During this period, the third party may have captured customer personal information and payment details entered at check-out.” The firm claimed that its “wider IT environment” including all physical stores are not at risk, and has been working with third-party experts to determine what happened. The authorities have also been notified. “Whilst the independent forensic investigation is ongoing, we are notifying customers and relevant authorities as soon as practicable. As a company, Kathmandu takes the privacy of customer data extremely seriously and we unreservedly ...