Adidas reports data breach marking 3rd major hack this month

Adidas has cautioned its customers in the US of a possible data breach, marking the third high profile cyber security attack on the sector this month.

The sportswear giant confirmed yesterday that it may have been exposed to a data security incident.

Although it said it did not believe credit card details had been jeopardised in the breach, customers contact information, usernames, and encrypted password data may have been accessed.

“On June 26, Adidas became aware that an unauthorised party claims to have acquired limited data associated with certain Adidas consumers,” the company said in a statement.

It assured customer that it had “immediately began taking steps to determine the scope of the issue”, adding that it had secured the help of law enforcement and data security firms to establish the extent of the breach.

Already this month, Dixons Carphone revealed that six million customers data had been accessed in a breach that is now being investigated by GCHQ, while 40,000 customers payment and personal data had been hacked at Ticketmaster.

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