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08 Nov 2012

More than 1,600 Tea Lovers Exposed in Hack on Twinings

Twinings confirmed that a hacker known as @D0ct0r_Inj3ct0r claimed responsibility for an attack on the tea company that pulled the names, emails and address of more than 1,600 people from the corporate website, a hacker known as @D0ct0r_Inj3ct0r claimed responsibility.

With no credit card details exposed, the president of Twinings North America, Dan Martin, confirmed that such vital information is highly secured and customers should not be worried.

"We have been notified that some personal information (name, email address, physical address, date of birth, and gender), typically submitted when subscribing to our Tea-Mails or promotions, may have been compromised by a third party,” said Martin. “Please rest assured that NO financial information of any kind has been compromised, and this information continues to be protected under the strictest security measures."

Although no information of significant value was retrieved from Twinings’s servers, Martin believes this incident is proof enough to prompt tighter security measures. Martin said the company already started working on enhanced security protocols. He warned users to be wary of future emails that might require personal financial information, because they’re emails might have been added to spam campaigns.