Ashmolean Museum website hackers access customer details

Ashmolean Museum The museum confirmed that no financial information was exposed

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Personal data of up to 8,000 customers of Oxford's Ashmolean Museum has been accessed in a cyber attack on the museum's website.

Hackers took details from its customer database including names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers.

In a statement the museum confirmed no financial information or sensitive personal data were exposed.

It said museum staff and Oxford University's IT services were working to ensure no further attacks.

In an email to those affected, the museum apologised and said: "Given the nature of the data, there is a small risk that you could receive some unwanted marketing communications, whether by email, post or telephone."

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