If you are a CeX online customer, you should probably change your account password now, especially if you reuse it to access other accounts. Even though the passwords were hashed, they can still be cracked.
Consider taking an outside-in approach to safeguard your assets and personal information. 4iQ can provide real-time alerts as soon as exposures are detected in the deep Web.
Second-hand electronics dealership CeX says two million customers may have had their personal information swiped by hackers. Several Reg readers dropped us a line after receiving an email from the Brit biz that informed them their personal details including first name, surname, address, email address and phone number had been illegally accessed by miscreants. In some cases passwords were also stolen. The company says these were hashed, but warns – correctly – that weak passwords could still be cracked, so if you have reused one it's time to make some changes. "We take the protection of customer data extremely seriously and have always had a robust security programme in place which we continually reviewed and updated to meet the latest online threats," CeX said in a statement.