Up to 2 million CeX customers may have had their personal information compromised after the electronics retailer suffered a cyber attack.
Data compromised by the hackers includes first names, surnames, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of registered CeX customers.
As a precautionary measure CeX are emailing up to 2 million of their registered website customers who could potentially be affected. Customers, who do not receive an email, are not affected.
CeX, which also runs the webuy.com website, is asking customers to change their passwords immediately.
Some of our UK customers have been emailed today regarding a security issue. Please head to https://t.co/tHyRDNFrzv for more info— CeX (@Cex) August 29, 2017
A good way to create a strong password is to use three random words and numbers, which are memorable to you, but not for other people to guess.
Email accounts are a valuable target for hackers and cyber criminals. Make sure yours is protected! pic.twitter.com/PgONMFsacD— Action Fraud (@actionfrauduk) August 15, 2017
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. Our cybersecurity specialists have already put in place additional advanced measures to fix the problem and prevent this from happening again”.
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