The sportswear company Adidas announced that it has launched an investigation after learning of a potential security breach that could impact millions of its US customers.
Adidas published a security alert to warn that hackers may have stolen customer data from its US website.
The German sportswear company confirmed that attackers may have had unauthorized access to customer personal data, including addresses, email addresses, and encrypted passwords.
The company highlighted that neither financial nor fitness information was exposed.
“On June 26, adidas became aware that an unauthorized party claims to have acquired limited data associated with certain consumers.” states the data breach notification published by Adidas.
“According to the preliminary investigation, the limited data includes contact information, usernames and encrypted passwords, Adidas has no reason to believe that any credit card or fitness information of those consumers was impacted.”
The company became aware of the security breach on 26 June and notified the data breach to law enforcement.
The firm is notifying the incident to the affected customers that could be targeted by spear-phishing campaigns in the incoming weeks.
US customers urge to change the password and to remain vigilant about potential attacks.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.