Cyber attackers compromised the website of Ontario’s Liquor Control Board and stole personal information of customers who bought products online, the retailer has acknowledged.
“At this time, we can confirm that an unauthorized party embedded malicious code into our website that was designed to obtain customer information during the checkout process,” the Crown corporation said in a news release Thursday.
“Unfortunately, customers who provided personal information on our check-out pages and proceeded to our payment page on LCBO.com between January 5, 2023, and January 10, 2023, may have had their information compromised. This could include names, email and mailing addresses, Aeroplan numbers, LCBO.com account password, and credit card information. This incident did not affect any orders placed through our mobile app or vintagesshoponline.com.”
The retailer is still investigating the hack to identify specific customers impacted so that it can communicate with them directly. Out of an abundance of caution, customers who initiated or completed payment for orders on LCBO.com during this window are advised to monitor their credit card statements and report any suspicious transactions to their credit card providers.