Play.com compromised and Security breach Admitted !
Play.com, one of the largest online retailers of consumer goods, has suffered a security breach.
In a warning to customers, Play.com has said that customer names and email addresses may have been compromised. Play.com is washing its hands of direct responsibility, claiming that a third party on its marketing communications team is at fault.
Play advises customers to do the usual - to remain vigilant online and keep personal information under lock and key. Which is easier to do when trusted services do not suffer security breaches.
It reminds its customers that it will not ask for passwords, bank account details or credit card numbers, and to forward suspicious activity to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Specific details of the breach have not yet been revealed but with a wide customer base it's serious enough to have Play worried.
Here's the memo: