Woolworths has announced new security measures after an apparent breach of its loyalty program, with 130 accounts compromised.
Investigations have shown that there was no evidence pointing to a breach of their data systems, so instead it appears to be an issue of login information being entered into dodgy forms.
“I suspect how these scammers have gotten hold of these login details is possibly through social media,” QUT Business School’s Dr Gary Mortimer said, reports 9 News.
“We often see scams on social media click on this and get your $150 Woolworths gift card or your Coles Flybuys card. It sends you to a link and asks you to put your loyalty account details and then the scammers have everything they need,” he said.
Woolworths has said that hundreds of accounts have been locked due to suspicious dealings, and members at the centre of this have been contacted.
Any compromised accounts will be reinstated with the appropriate points.