Ashmolean Museum website hackers access customer details

Ashmolean Museum The museum confirmed that no financial information was exposed

Related Stories

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."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Oxford



27 °C 16 °C

BBC Local Live

    load of rubbish 10:38:

    Recycle for Oxford tweets: We're visiting the site where all your #recycling gets sorted. These good quality cans are ready for reprocessing

    Oxford recycling heap
    Your views 10:29:

    Tell us what you think of BBC Local Live for Oxfordshire.


    NME tweets: 10 amazing Radiohead tracks or live versions you might not have heard

    MARKING THE END 10:08: David Prever Breakfast presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    There's just two days to go until the Didcot demolition. But what will you be doing to mark the destruction of Didcot A's three cooling towers? Get in touch and let us know.

    Didcot Power Station

    According to the demolition company the dust cloud from the blowdown could travel for up to half a mile!

    NEWS HEADLINES 09:58: Paul Jenner Newsreader, BBC Radio Oxford

    The top stories on BBC Radio Oxford at 10:00 include:

    ABINGDON PROPOSALS 09:49: Oxfordshire Guardian

    Over 100 residents have voiced concerns about proposals for 610 houses in north Abingdon at a meeting in Long Furlong.

    ABUSE 'RELENTLESS' 09:41: Dave Gilyeat BBC News

    A spokeswoman for Refuge has said deaths like that of Jayden Parkinson, murdered by her ex-boyfriend Ben Blakeley, are "all too common".

    Jayden Parkinson

    Jane Keeper added: "Girls as young as 15 have been killed... and women as old as 87.

    "There's a relentless stream of reports showing that when victims try to tell somebody and get help, that again and again agencies let them down."

    A NEW HOPE 09:30:

    Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill says Harrison Ford is recovering well after breaking his leg on the set of the new Star Wars movie.

    Mark Hamill

    Ford, 71, was airlifted to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford after the accident in June.

    Hamill said: "I was not on set. It was really terrible but I hear he's doing really well. It will take more than that to stop Harrison Ford."

    SO SUPERNATURAL 09:20: Linda Serck BBC News, Berkshire

    Reports of witchcraft and aliens were among the emergency calls Thames Valley Police has dealt with in recent years.

    People performing witchcraft (generic)

    Our Freedom of Information request asked for reports on mythical beasts, witchcraft, extra-terrestrial beings or the supernatural. Reports included an alien climbing on a Christmas tree.

    Mental health charity Sane said it was "absolutely essential" police communicate with mental health services in cases such as these.

    ROADWORKS 'OVERRUN' 09:10: Sara Dumbell Travel presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    There are over-running roadworks on the A420 High Street in Oxford at the Longwall Street junction. They are now expected to cause congestion until 15:30.

    It's busy through Littleworth on the sensors from Windmill Lane to Wheatley, and busy into Faringdion on Park Road from the A420.

    NEWS HEADLINES 08:57: Paul Jenner Newsreader, BBC Radio Oxford

    Coming up in the BBC Radio Oxford news at 09:00:

    top headlines
    #DidcotDemolition 08:48: Liz Green Producer, BBC Radio Oxford

    On Sunday, BBC Radio Oxford will be broadcasting live as 42 years of history comes to an end when Didcot Power Station's southern cooling towers will be demolished.

    They'll be a live programme from 03:00 until 05:00 with Danny Cox on site at the power station, Ali Dawes at Great Western Park and Phil Mercer in Appleton.


    Then, from 09:00 until 11:00 David Prever will be in the studio and Sybil Ruscoe in Didcot gauging all the local reaction.

    We'd like you to share the moment with us on social media using #DidcotDemolition

    STATION FUNDING GAP 08:38: Oxford Mail

    A £50m funding gap in the Oxford Railway Station redevelopment is "bridgeable", council bosses have said.


    The former boyfriend of Oxfordshire teenager Jayden Parkinson is due to be sentenced later for her murder.

    He strangled the 17-year-old and buried her in his uncle's grave in Didcot last December.

    Ben Blakeley

    The jury has not yet reached a verdict on Blakeley's 17-year-old brother Jake, who denies preventing a lawful burial but has admitted perverting the course of justice.

    TRAFFIC BUILDING 08:22: Sara Dumbell Travel presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    We're starting to see some delays on the A420 High Street into Oxford due to roadworks at the junction of Longwall Street.

    It's building on the A4183 Hinksey Hill towards the A34 Interchange, and temporary lights are causing northbound queues into Lechlade on the A361.

    PLENTY OF SUN 08:11:

    Plenty of sunshine as we go through the day with some warm sunny spells across Oxfordshire and temperatures responding well this afternoon with possible highs of 28C (82F).

    Weather map

    With all the heat we could see one or two showers being sparked off - if you do get a shower today it is likely to be on the heavy side, perhaps with the odd rumble of thunder.

    But most of us should escape with a dry day.

    GOOD MORNING 08:00: Dave Gilyeat BBC News

    Hello, and welcome to Local Live in Oxfordshire on this Friday morning.

    I'll be bringing you the very latest news, sport, travel and weather updates for the county today.

    Get in touch via email, Twitter or Facebook if there's something happening in your area which you think we should be covering.



BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.