Superdrug took to Twitter last night to warn customers that they had been threatened by hackers claiming to have accessed the details of 20,000 customers.
In a statement posted on the social media channel, Superdrug said the hack “may have resulted in the possible disclosure of some customers’ personal information”.
Superdrug adding that “this does not include payment card information but could include customers’ names, addresses and in, some instances, date of birth, phone number and points balances”.
According to Superdrug, 386 accounts have been compromised so far.
The high street chemist and beauty retailer has warned all customers to change their online passwords and added that the police and Action Fraud had been contacted in order to start an investigation.
The news comes just a few weeks after Adidas was forced to warn its US customers over a possible data breach, while Dixons Carphone revealed a data breach may have affected as many as 10 million customers weeks earlier.