Published: Thu, August 31, 2017
Medical | By Rita Mcdonald

2 million customer accounts hacked at CEX

2 million customer accounts hacked at CEX

The breach affects those registered on CEX's website only, if you are just a regular in-store member, then your information is likely safe and sound.

In the letter 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".

Second-hand electronics retailer CeX has been subject to an online security breach, with the attack affecting up to as many as two million customers.

In terms of financial data, the retailer assures customers that it has not stored credit and debit card information since 2009, meaning that any financial information still on its system will be in the form of expired card details.

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Only online customers are affected, not those who signed up for a membership card in store.

'Together we have implemented additional advanced measures of security to prevent this from happening again'.

It's that time again when we reset the imaginary internet sign to read "0 days without a United Kingdom data breach".

Up to two million people have had their data stolen on an online breach, including addresses and credit card information.

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Affected customers have been sent an email offering guidance, and are being advised to change their password - especially if used on other websites.

Cex, a second hand goods chain based in the United Kingdom, has urged customers to change their passwords.

CeX has 575 stores worldwide, including 363 in the United Kingdom, and sells pre-owned video games and consoles, smartphones, computers, tablets, movies, and other electronic products.

The company, which operates a secondhand marketplace for games and tech products, said it's still investigating the extent of the breach. There is also a select number of stores in the US. It's surprising that CeX still stored customer card details prior to 2009.

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'One would struggle to think of a legitimate business reason for storing expired card details, ' he said.

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