CEX Suffers Breach, Two Million Customers Affected

Hackers broke in to CEX systems leaving customer’s data at risk.

CEX is a gaming store which buys and sells second hand electronics and video games. As well as brick and mortar stores in 11 countries including the US, UK, and Australia, it also runs it’s WeBuy.com online shop. Now CEX and it’s customers are the victims of hackers.

It was discovered that hackers had broken in to the company’s systems. “We have recently be subject to an online security breach,” said CEX in a statement. “We wanted to reassure you that we are investigating this as a priority and taking a number of measures to prevent this from happening again.”

The company is contacting two million customers that may be affected by the security breach. The information that was taken during the breach include names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, and even some encrypted credit card details. The company states that they stopped storing financial data in 2009, so the stolen credit card information should all be expired by now.

Customers that may be affected by this breach should immediately change any shared login information from other accounts. The amount of information gleaned from this hack should be especially frightening as this information will make victims of this breach likely targets for future fraudulent scams.



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