Tesco, an international supermarket chain, has been forced to deactivate online customer accounts after hackers took aim at its systems.
The company confirmed to The Guardian on Friday that over 2,200 of its accounts were compromised. Interestingly, it's believed that the hackers didn't actually break into its systems, but instead used data collected from other hacks to see if they could get any hits. The affected accounts used the same username and password combination as those in previous hacks, allowing the hackers to break in.
Rather than snoop around, however, the hackers posted the compromised accounts online, … Read more