GameStop accused of leaking sensitive customer data

According to the reports, GameStop may have leaked custom details such as credit cards and addresses.


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.

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Don't forget to remove your details from GameStop for now until the retailer fixes the problem.

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.

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.

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For what it's worth, the security breach is more of a glitch than an attempt to hack the database.

Hopefully, GameStop will address the problem and find a way to prevent this kind of issue from happening again.


Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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