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Nisa suffers password security breach ahead of annual meeting


By Jessica Davies, News Editor

September 28, 2014 | 2 min read

Nisa has suffered a major leak of its members’ data which has left information including stores’ trading performances and staff details vulnerable, according to the Sunday Times.

The leak was reportedly flagged by an employee, who pointed to a spreadsheet which had been doing the rounds containing shareholders’ addresses, phone numbers and online passwords.

Meanwhile it is believed other sensitive information including stores’ trading performances and staff details have also been left open to access.

The data is understood to have been leaked several months ago, according to The Sunday Times.

The news comes ahead of the convenience store supplier's annual meeting which takes place tomorrow, in which members elect new leaders.

Nisa chairman Christopher Baker told The Sunday Times it has launched a “robust” investigation into the alleged data breach.

He added that there is “absolutely no link between the alleged leak and the voting platform for our AGM, which has been managed through Capita.”

The company, which supplies more than 1,000 independent storekeepers, has a turnover of £1.6bn.

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