30 August 2017

CeX hit by hackers - possibly 2 million accounts compromised

Second-hand electronics dealership CeX says two million customers may have had their personal information swiped by hackers.

Personal details including first name, surname, address, email address and phone number had been illegally accessed, in some cases passwords were also stolen. The company says these were hashed, but warns - correctly - that weak passwords could still be cracked, so if you have reused one it's time to make some changes.

"We take the protection of customer data extremely seriously and have always had a robust security programme in place which we continually reviewed and updated to meet the latest online threats," CeX said in a statement.

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