CEX suffers data breach – 2 million accounts affected

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. 

 

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