Lush Becomes Victim Of Cyber Hackers

Cosmetics giant Lush has been forced to shut down its website after it was targetted by computer hackers.

The company, which was set up by Poole couple Mark and Mo Constantine in 1995, has revealed it's been the victim of a four-month campaign.

It's advising anyone who's bought products online between October the 4th 2010 and January the 20th this year to check their bank accounts because their card details might have been accessed. 

It's planning to launch a temporary website in the next few days, which will only take PayPal payments to begin with because they're more secure.

In a statement, the firm said:

"Our website has been the victim of hackers.

"24 hour security monitoring has shown us that we are still being targeted and there are continuing attempts to re-enter. We refuse to put our customers at risk of another entry - so have decided to completely retire this version of our website."

In a message direct to the hackers it said:

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"If you are reading this, our web team would like to say that your talents are formidable. We would like to offer you a job - were it not for the fact that your morals are clearly not compatible with ours or our customers."

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