Two million customer info stolen at Cex Ltd online store
Two million customer info stolen at Cex Ltd online store. CeX Ltd. is one of the Internet’s biggest second-hand goods chain based in the United Kingdom specialising in technology, computing and video games.
The company has suffered a massive data breach and is currently in the process of reaching over two million customers it believes have been affected by the data breach.
CeX said in a statement on its website:
“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.”
Two million customer info stolen at Cex Ltd online store.
The company said that the stolen data contained customers’ names, addresses, emails, phone numbers and some old encrypted credit card information. It has asked users to change their password, especially if they reused their account password on separate websites. Two million customer info stolen at Cex Ltd online store.
CeX has stores all over the world, in countries such as the US, the UK (more than 300 stores), Australia, India, Spain, the Netherlands, and several others.
“Although your password has not been stored in plain text, if it is not particularly complex then it is possible that in time, a third party could still determine your original password and could attempt to use it across other, unrelated services. As such, as a precautionary measure, we advise customers to change their password across other services where they may have re-used their WeBuy website password.
CeX Ltd. is a second hand goods chain based in the United Kingdom specialising in technology, computing and video games. It was established in 1992 in London, and has since grown to have more than 350 stores in the UK and over 100 abroad.
CeX was founded by Paul Farrington and Robert Dudani and the first store opened on London’s Whitfield Street, close to Tottenham Court Road in 1992. In recent years, the “CeX” name has moved away from “Computer eXchange” into an acronym for “Complete Entertainment Exchange”, and company letterheads state “CeX LTD is trading as CeX Entertainment Exchange”. The pronunciation of the chain’s acronym name was confirmed in British TV commercials aired in March 2017 which confirmed it was the same as sex. The company now has more than 470 stores worldwide including over 320 stores in the United Kingdom, 14 in the United States, 60 in Spain, 38 in Ireland, 18 in Australia, 21 in India, 14 in the Netherlands, 5 in Portugal, and 3 in Mexico. Two million customer info stolen at Cex Ltd online store.