back to article Loake Shoes admits: We've fallen victim to cybercrims

Miscreants, hackers – call 'em what you will – have pilfered email addresses from an unknown number of Loake Shoes customers. In a letter sent to punters on its database – seen by The Register – the premium footwear maker said it has been "the victim of a cyber attack". "Despite having stringent security measures in place, …

  1. jake Silver badge

    Has their IT been outsourced to India ...

    ... like a lot of their leather work?

  2. TRT Silver badge

    No reference...

    to Doctor Who?

  3. Hans Neeson-Bumpsadese Silver badge

    Your commentary on their cyber security isn't as scathing as I expected - you could have really put the boot in.

  4. NonSSL-Login
    Coat

    One step forward...

    One has to hate the soulless PR statements that try and deflect blame by comparing the incident to another well known event.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: One step forward...

      The PR droids are just toeing the line - they're not the complete heels you make them out to be

      1. Wensleydale Cheese

        Re: One step forward...

        They're in step with the rest of the industry.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: One step forward...

          It won't last

    2. Tom 38 Silver badge

      Re: One step forward...

      Please! PR are people too you know? Stop acting like jack booted thigs!

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: One step forward...

        thigs

        You really out your foot in it with that typo!

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: One step forward...

      Shouldn't that have been soleless?

      1. Wensleydale Cheese

        Re: One step forward...

        They've now put out an SOS.

        Save Our Soles.

  5. B0rg

    Do you think...

    ... they meant it was like Petya - because it affected the Master Boot Record?

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Happened to me

    I got the email last week and like the author of the article I didn't think the reference to the Wannacry episode was helpful or likely to be accurate. I considered sending a ranting email to them but in the end I couldn't be arsed - all I've ever given Loake is an email address, never made a password on any of their sites that I might have reused elsewhere, and since I already get spam on that address a little more isn't going to make any odds.

    It's still irritating, mind, and seems like they might have made altogether avoidable errors.

  7. Alistair
    Windows

    so the IT group

    Will be taken to the meeting room and taught how to do the bunny ears again?

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Sounds like...

    ...a load of cobblers

    1. tiggity Silver badge

      Re: Sounds like...

      Their initaila fix attempts failed due to a segfault

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    no SPF, no DMARC, no DKIM, no autodiscover..

    hmm...

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