Security & Fraud

Adidas Warns Customers Of Data Breach

Another day, another (possible) data breach: Adidas revealed that it has come under attack from cybercriminals looking to steal personal information.

The breach could potentially affect millions of customers, who were notified on Thursday (June 28) about the incident on the Adidas U.S. website.

The company said it discovered the problem on Tuesday (June 26), when “an unauthorized party” claimed to have acquired some of its consumer data. The company is conducting a forensic review, as well as alerting customers who could be affected.

The investigation so far has found that the leaked data includes contact information, usernames and encrypted passwords. The retailer does not believe any credit card or health and fitness information was affected.

“We are alerting certain consumers who purchased on adidas.com/US about a potential data security incident. At this time this is a few million consumers,” a spokeswoman said in an email, according to Bloomberg.

Adidas isn’t the first retailer affected by a breach. Earlier this year, Under Armour revealed that it suffered one of the biggest hacks in history after data from 150 million users of its MyFitnessPal diet and fitness app was compromised in February.

“On March 25, the MyFitnessPal team became aware that an unauthorized party acquired data associated with MyFitnessPal user accounts in late February 2018,” the company wrote in a statement. “The company quickly took steps to determine the nature and scope of the issue and to alert the MyFitnessPal community of the incident.”

The stolen data included account usernames, email addresses and scrambled passwords for the MyFitnessPal mobile app and website. Social Security numbers, drivers’ license numbers and payment card data were not compromised.

And in April, retailer Hudson’s Bay disclosed that customers at Saks and Lord & Taylor stores in North America have had their payment cards compromised. The breach, which is believed to involve 5 million cards, would be one of the largest involving payment cards over the past year.

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