Customer data stolen at games store Cex

In a statement on its website, Cex said it has employed a cyber-security expert to investigate the data breach.

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

The company is vague on the specifics of the hack, saying only that " an unauthorised third party has accessed this data" and that it was "sophisticated".

The retailer revealed that two million customer details had leaked in a massive data breach - in an email sent to users of its WeBuy.com website.

The company said the stolen data included customers' names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and some old credit card information.

Some encrypted credit card information had been compromised, but the retailer stopped storing credit card information in 2009 and those details were likely to have expired - making them useless to criminals. No in-store personal membership details are thought to have been compromised.

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Customer data for the retailer's online shop, such as account usernames and passwords, are not believed to have been compromised in the attack, reports ZDnet.

CeX advised people affected by the breach to change their passwords on any site that uses a similar password.

"Late previous year, we suffered what we believed to be a low-level breach in our online United Kingdom website security, along with a phishing attempt".

As you'd expect, CEX is working with the relevant authorities to work out who's responsible for the hack and said it's put in additional measures to fix the problem.

Cex, which has more than 300 stores across the United Kingdom where people can trade in old games and gadgets, said it is working with police following the hack.

Founded in London back in 1992, CeX now has stores across the UK, US, India, Spain, Ireland, Portugal, Netherlands, Mexico, Poland, Australia and Canarias. "We ceased storing customer card details in 2009".

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