Sotheby’s has become the latest big-name brand to have its website infected with digital skimming code.
The venerable British auction house revealed on Friday that its New York-based e-commerce marketplace Sotheby’s Home, known formerly as Viyet, was affected.
According to the statement, the firm discovered and “promptly removed” on October 10 malicious code inserted onto the site by a malicious third party. However, it had been there since “at least” March 2017, meaning countless customers could have been affected over the 19 month-period.
In fact, it could be even longer. Sotheby’s admitted: “we cannot be certain as to when the website was first victimized by this attack.”
By Phil Muncaster
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