PlanetDrugsDirect.com Warns of Data Breach

A Winnipeg-based online pharmacy is telling customers their information including medications and medical history may have been compromised in a security incident.

PlanetDrugsDirect.com hasn’t been reachable for a few days, shortly after Bleeping Computer broke the news that an unknown number of people were being notified. The company says it has 400,000 customers.

The site’s home page displays an error message as well as the statement, “This website is using a security service to protect itself from online attacks.”

The notice to customers says what may have been exposed is the person’s “name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number(s), occupation, employment status, referral source, the name of your primary physician (and his or her contact information), age, height, weight, sex, date of birth, the existence and types of drug allergies, medications requested, family medical history information, your personal medical history information, details of your existing medications, credit card information (including card type and number, expiry date and name of cardholder) and prescription information.”

Customers are being asked to monitor their bank and credit card accounts for suspicious activity.

Created in 2001, PlanetDrugsDirect.com is one of a wide number of websites offering medicinal drugs around the world, particularly to the U.S., because prices are lower here in Canada.

Click here to read the full story from Howard Solomon at ITWorld Canada

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