Play.com admits customer details compromised by security breach

Online retailer Play.com has revealed some of its customer details may have been compromised following a security breach.

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Online retailer Play.com has revealed some of its customer details may have been compromised following a security breach.

The online retailer has alerted its customer to the breach, which affected a third party that handles some of Play.com's marketing, via an email. However, the retailer has yet to reveal specific details of the breach.

"Please be assured this issue has occurred outside of Play.com and no other personal customer information has been involved," Play.com said.

Paul Vlissidis, technical director of NGS Secure, part of NCC Group SAID, “Organisations must not be naïve about the strength of security measures carried out by their suppliers. While in this specific case financial data has not been reported as lost, it does suggest there is a slack attitude to security that is still worryingly prevalent across many online retailers.”

The retailer advised its customers to "be vigilant" with email addresses and personal information when using the internet, while any suspicious emails should be forwarded to [email protected]

"We take privacy and security very seriously and ensure all sensitive customer data is protected," the retailer said. "We have taken every step to ensure this doesn't happen again and accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused some of you".

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