Shopify is a Victim of an Internal Attack from “Rogue” Employees

Shopify said that on Tuesday the data of customers who shopped at fewer than 200 merchants listed on the company’s e-commerce platform was likely exposed after two employees tried to steal transaction records.

The data exposed includes email, name, and address, as well as order details, but does not involve complete payment card numbers or financial information.

The stolen data included basic contact information, such as email, name, and address, as well as order details, like products and services purchased. Complete payment card numbers or other sensitive personal or financial information were not part of this incident.

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