CEX suffers data breach - 2 million accounts affected

We recommend that CEX users change their passwords as a precautionary measure.

CEX suffers data breach - 2 million accounts affected

CEX suffers data breach - 2 million accounts affected

 
CEX has confirmed that they have been subjected to a data breach, with hackers gaining access to data for up to 2 million accounts, which includes some personal information such as first name, surname, addresses, email address and phone number if it was supplied to the retailer. 
 
Credit card information has also been acquired, though it was in an encrypted format and the data was or credit cards from 2009, all of which would have expired by now.
 
Below is CEX's official comment on this issue. 
 
 

We have recently been subject to an online security breach. We are taking this extremely seriously and wanted to provide you with details of the situation and how it might affect you. We also wanted to reassure you that we are investigating this as a priority and are taking a number of measures to prevent this from happening again.

 
CEX has confirmed that they stopped storing financial data back in 2009, which means no data for active credit cards can be stolen from the company. The company has also confirmed that they are emailing all affected accounts, recommending that their users change their passwords. 
 
If users do not receive an email regarding this breach, the company says that your account is not affected. 
 

  1. A small amount of encrypted data from expired credit and debit cards may have been compromised. We would like to make it clear that any payment card information that may have been taken, has long since expired as we stopped storing financial data in 2009.

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CEX suffers data breach - 2 million accounts affected  

Since this breach, CEX has employed a cyber security specialist to review their existing data security measures, with the company planning to follow their advice to better secure user data in the future. 

 

You can join the discussion on CEX's online breach on the OC3D Forums

 

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30-08-2017, 06:06:45

AlienALX
They will now be sold to call centres in India and many more will be getting the "Your PC is infected and you are Mr Ben Dover of 34 wrinkled Lane"

I had one call me yesterday. He stated my name and phone number, and when I told him I wasn't whoever it was he was asking for he said "But you must be !" very rudely. I said "Well I am not, head" and he hung up on me.

Apparently they use the phone book. Was watching a video on it the other day. How to reverse scam a scammer. The best one is where the guy on the phone convinces the call centre worker to run Syskey. He then locks him out of the bios, the boot sequence and the motherboard Turns out it was a Dell server that ran the entire scam. Quote

30-08-2017, 06:51:43

Permafrost
i got the email last night over this, tbh i'm more worried about hackers and my steam acc.

i always pay for stuff via paypal just to add another roadblock, not sore if it helps or not..Quote

01-09-2017, 13:36:12

AngryGoldfish
The day this happened, Have I Been Pwned? emailed me to say my email has been sent to spammers.Quote
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