posted 5 years ago

Autotrader Website Attacked

Automotive website Autotrader.co.uk has been the target of a ‘malicious third-party attack’, the company announced today.

Automotive website Autotrader.co.uk has been the target of a ‘malicious third-party attack’, the company announced today.

The online car selling site issued a statement earlier today which reads: ‘Autotrader.co.uk website has been subject to a malicious third-party attack which has prevented normal operational services from being delivered. Anyone visiting the site during this attack would have found that Autotrader.co.uk was either intermittently unavailable or extremely slow.’

‘The technical support team is working around the clock to restore services and minimise the impact of similar attacks in the future. Some visitors may still experience difficulty accessing the site today while we resolve the remaining problems.’

Autotrader have also said that in this latest episode of the website being attacked that there is ‘no evidence to suggest that any customer data has been lost as a result of the attack and there are no known risks to consumers visiting the site during this time.’

This isn’t the first time Autotrader.co.uk has been targeted, last year dealers using the site started receiving ‘phishing’ emails from someone pretending to be Autotrader.co.uk, who then used the dealer details to advertise cars and scam deposits from unsuspecting consumers.