Data of 10m customers may have been stolen in JD Sports hack

JD Sports has warned that around 10 million people might have had their addresses, phone numbers and email addresses among other things stolen in a hack that hit the retailer. The business said payment card details were safe, and that it has no reason to think the hackers have accessed users’ passwords. Hackers accessed a system which contained information on orders placed between November 2018 and October 2020 by JD Sports customers, the company said. The impacted brands include JD, Size?, Millets, Blacks, Scotts and MilletSport. The intruders could have gained access to billing, delivery and email addresses, full names, phone numbers, details of orders that customers have placed, and the final four digits of their payment cards. JD warned customers to be vigilant against any potential fraudsters who could use this information to target shoppers, and convince the customers that they are calling, emailing or texting from JD. “We want to apologise to those customers who may have been affected by this incident,” said chief financial officer Neil Greenhalgh. “We are advising them to be vigilant about potential scam emails, calls and texts and providing details on how to report these. “We are continuing with a full review of...

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