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Naivas addresses security of customers' credit & debit card info after data breach

Naivas Supermarket takes swift action after data breach

A Naivas supermarket branch

Naivas, one of Kenya's leading supermarket chains, has reassured its customers that their credit card and debit card information is safe after a recent ransomware attack on the company's systems.

In a statement signed by Naivas Chief Operating Officer Williy Kimani, the supermarket confirmed that they do not store any credit card or debit card information on their systems, and that such payment information is handled securely and protected through Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption.

Naivas announced that they had fallen victim to a ransomware attack by an online criminal organization, or Threat Actor.

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The company stated that while the attack may have compromised some of their data, they have successfully contained the attack and their systems are now secure and operations have returned to normal, as reported.

Naivas also confirmed that they have taken immediate steps to prevent external access and engaged cybersecurity experts CrowdStrike to ensure the integrity of their systems.

The company stated that the process has been completed and their systems are now secure.

They are also cooperating with police as they investigate the incident, along with other ransomware attacks that have been occurring in Kenya, as reported.

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The Threat Actor has claimed to have stolen some of Naivas' data and has threatened to publish it in due course.

However, Naivas and security agencies are monitoring the situation closely, and the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner Kenya has been notified of the incident.

Naivas expressed deep apologies for the inconvenience and worry caused by this criminal activity, as reported.

The company reiterated that they take the protection of personal information very seriously and are taking all necessary measures to address the situation and prevent future incidents.

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They have urged customers to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions to protect their personal information, particularly against phishing attempts.

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