A database of the Koninklijke Nederlandsche Wielren Unie (KNWU) has come into the fingers of a number of hackers, the group studies web site. The database contained the info of 90,000 individuals, a spokesperson explains.
KNWU warns towards doable fraud with information
These are members, former members or individuals who had been concerned in biking in one other manner by way of the KNWU, equivalent to jury members.
The hacker or hackers have gained entry to the database of the outdated on-line MijnKNWU surroundings. This surroundings has not been used since January, however was nonetheless saved readily available by the group.
KNWU members can use the web surroundings to handle their membership, register for competitions and think about outcomes. These processes aren’t compromised as a result of the brand new MijnKNWU surroundings has not been affected by the hack.
The stolen database contained names, e-mail addresses, fee particulars and different private data, equivalent to residential addresses or dates of delivery. Membership membership data was additionally saved there.
Criminals can use the private information for fraud, for instance by sending pretend e-mails with the request to switch cash. The stolen data can be utilized to make such a message extra credible, for instance with a private salutation or details about somebody’s biking membership.
All affected individuals had been notified by e mail on Friday. The KNWU calls on folks to vary their password within the new MyKNWU surroundings and to be vigilant towards fraud makes an attempt.
Individuals who have doubts concerning the authenticity of a message or bill can contact the KNWU to make sure, stated the spokesperson.