Courts and PriceSmart data hacked

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Courts and PriceSmart data hacked

Courts Caribbean’s online shopping website, ShopCourts and Pricesmart have been hacked.

This comes on the heels of news of the major cyber-security breach at TSTT.

Jamaican cybersecurity researcher Gavin Dennis, Computer Forensics and Security Institute (CFSI) and all say the ShopCourts data was stolen and posted on online on August 29, 2023.

The stolen data is said to include information on possibly up to 200,000 customers such as names, genders, emails, account passwords, ID information, dates of birth, and phone numbers.

It is also said to include order details for customers much as billing and shipping addresses, purchase dates, purchase locations, shipping information, order totals and payment methods

Courts released a statement on Sunday claiming none of their customers’ payment methods and password information was exposed in the incident.

The company acknowledged a data breach in the old e-Commerce Platform, but said immediate action was taken.

Courts said it switched e-commerce platforms in September, the month after the alleged hack.

It added the data leak only contained information on customers who shopped on its website but said the new platform “enforces the measures and strengthens security levels…to have a secure platform without any data breach.”

Hackers have leaked a sample of customer records from 2013 to 2023 as proof of the hack.

The data spans customer accounts in multiple Caribbean countries including TT, Jamaica, Belize, St Lucia, and Barbados.

Meanwhile, another hack reporting website and cyber security platform,, says PriceSmart has also been compromised.

FalconFeeds posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, that hacking group AlphV has acquired more than 500 gb of sensitive employee and client data.

According to technewstt, AlphV, also known as Black Cat, is a recently formed ransomware group which has breached more than 60 organisations in the last month.