Second-hand technology, computing and video games dealership CeX, which runs more than 350 retail outlets in the UK as well as the WeBuy.com website, has warned customers that nearly 2 million accounts have been compromised in a data breach.
The online attack has seen hackers obtain names, addresses, emails and phone numbers, although the retailer insists that only “expired” financial data has been stolen as claims it has not stored customer card details since 2009.
The firm also insists that in-store personal membership information has not been compromised.
In an email to customers, managing director David Mullins said: “This was a sophisticated breach of security and we are working closely with the relevant authorities to help establish who was responsible.
“Clearly, however, additional measures were required to prevent such a sophisticated breach occurring and we have therefore employed a cyber security specialist to review our processes. Together we have implemented additional advanced measures of security to prevent this from happening again.”
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