Posted November 19, 2018 06:06:54After years of struggling to keep a lid on its social media presence, the online gold chain is closing its account and closing its Facebook account.
The company has closed its Facebook pages and shut down its Twitter accounts, but not the accounts for its Gilt account.
It said on its Twitter account that “the closure of the Facebook accounts is a result of a breach involving a malicious entity, which has not been identified.”
It has also suspended all payments for the Gilt Gold account, which was created to store a small amount of gold and was created for customers to use for their own account.
Gilt Gold was founded by American investor Jim Gilt in 2011, and its gold sales account was first opened in May 2018.
The Gold and Silver account is now closed.
The Gilt gold account has been closed.
Gilts website and Facebook pages were suspended on Friday.
The chain was last hacked in October 2018, and the company had been working to secure its online presence.
Gills Twitter account was suspended on Thursday and it was not immediately clear if it was the same account which was hacked.
A spokesman for Gilt said: “We have had an internal investigation which has determined that an external intrusion into the account was not the result of malicious activity.
The incident was not related to the company’s physical presence at any Gilt store.”
He said the company would be making a “final decision” on whether to reopen the accounts.
A spokesperson for Gold said the account had been closed as a result “of an external breach”.