Retailer CeX has suffered an online security breach. In an email to customers this morning, the retailer said it was investigating the breach "as a priority" and promised it was "taking a number of measures to prevent this from happening again."
According to the email from managing director David Mullins, the breach was a result of an unauthorised third party accessing CeX’s computer systems. Consequently, CeX believes that "some customer data has been compromised" including personal information such as first names, surnames, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers if they were supplied.
For "a small number of customers," it also says the breach may extend to encrypted data from expired credit or debit cards up to 2009. However it’s unlikely that any payment information was taken, says CeX, as the company ceased storing customer card details in 2009.