There’ve been different kinds of data breaches that aren’t from hackers, and sometimes, as happened in the case of Twitter, breaches that occurred as outsiders phished employees’ credentials for access, but for Shopify, the breach came from its employees.
Shopify’s software allows online shopping for other businesses, and in a blog post it says two employees were caught “in a scheme to obtain customer transactional records of certain merchants.”
The company did not state the amount of data that was compromised, which the blog post said came from fewer than 200 merchants.
Customers information that was accessed includes things like contact information as well as order details of what was purchased, but for now, the company says it did not include payment information like credit card or account numbers.
The company also did not list the affected stores but did assured that it inform them directly. Bloomberg reports that Pure, a cosmetics seller, notified customers of the breach, saying it occurred on September 15th.
It will be in the best interest of all customers of the platform to keep an eye on there inbox, as it may not be obvious which sellers you interact with rely on the popular Shopify software kit.
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