If you purchased items from GameStop to take advantage of the Black Friday deals, you might want to call your bank to find out what to do if your credit card info leaked online.
GameStop hasn't commented on the incident yet, but users report the retailer leaked customer details online. A glitch in the retailer's online database gave shoppers access to the names, orders, addresses, and even credit card info of other users. It's a serious security breach. As we've said, you might want to get on your phone and call your bank.
As of now, it's unclear if GameStop has resolved the issue or if it's an isolated incident that's the result of the increased number of orders on Black Friday.
FYI: it looks like GameStop may have leaked customer info since last night for some accounts revealing addresses, order history, and payment info. You may want to remove your credit card info if it's saved https://t.co/gEh8faD090
— Wario64 (@Wario64) November 26, 2022
As unfortunate as this might sound, it's not rare for websites to leak sensitive customer information. Security breaches, malicious attacks, and sometimes, negligence, can all result in public blunders. But, it's not every day that a glitch like this happens and consumers get access to the info of other users. You could argue that this is worse than your typical cases as it lets users edit orders and change the shipping address.
Hopefully, GameStop will address the problem and find a way to prevent this kind of issue from happening again.