Hackers steal 2 million customer details from CEX via Cyber Attack


A cyber attack launched by some hackers hailing from Briton is said to have leaked customer details of more than 2 million CEX customers.  The details include personal info like names, email addresses, contact numbers and some financial data which include encrypted credit card details.

CEX which sells second-hand mobile phones, games and electronics said that it is aware of the hacked leak and is busy contacting two million customers of its WeBuy.com.

Furthermore, the online store has alerted the law enforcement agency and shared the news with UK’s National Cyber Security Center(NCSC).

In a media briefing issued a few hours ago, CEX divulged that it has stopped storing payment details since 2009 and so the leaked details could have been expired.

CEX is busy contacting its customers via email whose details have been leaked. And the company is advising the customers to change the password for its site on an immediate note.

As per the sources reporting to Cybersecurity Insiders, CEX has hired a cyber security specialist to review its systems and implemented additional defenses.

All those customers who haven’t received the email alert are not likely to have been affected.

The company is also urging its customers to change the passwords of their frequently visited web services, if in the case; they use the same password of CEX on those platforms.

Note- Founded in the year 1992, CEX has stores in more than 11 countries including the UK, USA, and Australia. The store is renowned for buying and selling of technology related products such as mobile phones, Computer peripherals, and video games.

The store has some physical locations in the UK where shoppers are allowed to pay through bitcoins.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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