Adidas said leaked information includes customers contact information user names and encrypted passwords
01 July, 2018, 15:39
Adidas is the latest entrant in the infamous club of major companies that have declared data breach and security-related incidents this year.
The sportswear company did not include a tally of affected customers, but some news outlets like CBS, the Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg reported citing inside sources that "a few millions" of Adidas customers might be impacted. The latest breach is from Adidas and they have emailed customers to let them know that their user names, contact information and encrypted passwords have been compromised. For example, it says that it has no reason to believe that the hackers were able to obtain credit card information.
The brand announced today that it had reached out to "certain" Adidas.com/US consumers of a potential data security breach and that a forensic review is underway.
The consequences of not resetting your password after a breach include potentially giving scammers who purchase the stolen information access to your online accounts, which can include payment information or other personal details.
There's been a recent Adidas data breach that customers should be aware of.
The athletic-wear company alerted customers on Thursday about a possible data breach on its US website.
Adidas says it's in touch with law enforcement and various data security firms as it further investigates the incident.
A data breach can threaten not just customers, but also the brand's image.
"Adidas is committed to the privacy and security of its consumers' personal data". Adidas immediately began taking steps to determine the scope of the issue and to alert relevant consumers.