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Are data of 460,000 customers of Uniqlo and GU in the hands of hackers?

Tokyo/ Data from more than 460,000 customers of the Japanese online sales platforms of clothing brands Uniqlo and GU could have been stolen in a recent computer attack, Fast Retailing, the parent company of the firms, said on Tuesday.

“A total of 461,091 unauthorized accesses occurred between April 23 and May 10,” the company said in a statement, which doesn’t rule out that the number of affected “may change during the course of the investigation” that is taking place.

The data recorded in these “online” sales platforms that could have been leaked in the cyber attack include the full name of the users, their postal address, telephone numbers, emails and partial credit card information.

The company said it has identified the origin of the communication from which the unauthorized session initiations were attempted and “has blocked access”.

“On May 13, the company deactivated the passwords of the 461,091 accounts which had been accessed and is sending individual emails to each affected person, requesting that they reset their password,” the textile company explained.

Fast Retailing apologized and is committed to strengthening its security measures to prevent similar incidents. (May 15, 2019, EFE/Practica Español)

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Question 1
Principalmente, en el texto se habla de... (Mainly in the text, it's talked about...)  
A
un ciberataque que sufrieron unas tiendas de ropa.
B
las disculpas que dio Fast Retailing a los clientes de Uniqlo y GU.
C
todos los clientes que tienen Uniqlo y GU.
Question 2
En el texto se dice que... (It's said in the text that...)  
A
se descarta que los piratas informáticos hayan robado los datos de miles de clientes.
B
se confirma que los datos de miles de clientes fueron robados tras haberse producido ese ataque.
C
es posible que se hayan robado los datos de miles de clientes tras haberse producido ese ataque.
Question 3
En el texto se dice que... (It's said in the text that...)    
A
esas compañías están pidiendo a sus clientes que vuelvan a restablecer sus cuentas.
B
las contraseñas no fueron desactivadas tras haberse producido ese ciberataque.
C
esas compañías no creen necesario que los clientes tengan que restablecer sus cuentas.
Question 4
Según el texto... (According to the text...)  
A
los usuarios registraron datos personales y bancarios en esas plataformas.
B
Fast Retailing no cree que sea necesaria incrementar las medidas de seguridad.
C
esos accesos no autorizados fueron registrados hace un año.
Question 5
En el vídeo se dice que... (It's said in the video that...)  
A
esta es la primera tienda que Uniqlo abre en un país europeo.
B
Uniqlo pretende que las prendas duren mucho tiempo.
C
Uniqlo va a abrir otra tienda en la capital de España.
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