NSW Police are investigating the possible compromise of an online florist’s database and theft of customers’ credit card details.
The Fraud Squad has set up Strike Force Parkview to investigate the case that involves the retailer Roses Only.
There are unconfirmed reports that the details were used to make a string of luxury purchases in South-East Asia.
“A strike force has been set up by the State Crime Command Fraud Squad to investigate the possible compromise of an internet-based business’ database and subsequent fraudulent transactions,” a police spokesman said.
She said the investigation was in its earliest stages and no further information was available.
Roses Only later released a statement saying that it had been recently advised that their computer systems “may have been” compromised through an unauthorised intrusion earlier in the year.
“We moved quickly to address the situation and engaged a leading international technology security firm to enhance the security of our system,” the statement said.