Supermarket giant Aldi alerts its customers on an ongoing cyber scam


Germany-based Aldi retailer which offers discounted supermarket chains in over 18 countries has alerted its customers to a hoax voucher based cyber scam which steals personal data. The retailer which has over 10,000 stores said that the vouchers which are doing rounds on many social media platforms are fraudulent and are no way related to the company.

As per our Cybersecurity Insiders sources, from past few days, some online fraudsters are advertising on social media that they have discount vouchers which could earn the spender a £65 discount at any of the retailer store- all a part of the supermarket’s 55th anniversary.

Those who click on these voucher links are diverted to a survey page which asks for few personal details and some credit card info as well. The survey page is, in fact, a duping page which also carries sophisticated malware which can be induced into the victim’s computers.

Security firm ESET has confirmed that the new cyber fraud has victimized around 6000 people from Europe and 1500 from the UK so far. All these victims in a desire to get the discount vouchers posted personal info on the survey page. Thus, they might all become a victim of a cyber attack anytime soon.

Historically speaking, a similar Aldi scam emerged in October last year which claimed around 1600 Aldi customers from Germany as victims. Now, the scam seems to have resurfaced on a larger note.

Note- Aldi is a 103-year-old retailer company operating in nations such as Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, United States, United Kingdom, and most parts of Europe. The business primarily focuses on sanitary articles, household goods, food and beverages collecting revenue of over £53 billion every year.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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