JD Sports hacked, putting 10,000,000 people’s data at risk

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The retailer apologized for the data breach (Picture: Getty Images)

A major security breach at JD Sports has compromised the personal information of about 10 million people.

Names, home addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and the last four digits of cards may have been “tapped” in a cyberattack on the sportswear chain.

The company stressed that the payment card details were secure, adding there was no reason to believe the hackers accessed users’ passwords.

The information refers to online orders between November 2018 and October 2020.

JD, Size?, Millets, Blacks, Scotts and MilletSport are some of the brands affected by the breach.

The company warned customers to be vigilant of potential scammers pretending to send emails or text messages from JD.

Affected customers are expected to be contacted by the retailer (Image: EMPICS Entertainment)

“We would like to apologize to customers who may have been affected by this incident,” said Chief Financial Officer Neil Greenhalgh.

“We advise them to be vigilant of potential fraudulent emails, calls and texts and provide details on how to report them.

“Following this incident, we are proceeding with a full review of our cyber security in partnership with external specialists.

‘Protecting our customers’ privacy is a top priority for JD.’

The company said it will be proactive in contacting customers whose data may have been stolen in the breach.

It’s the latest in a string of high-profile cyberattacks on UK businesses, including Royal Mail.

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