Best Buy Says Some Customer Accounts Have Been HackedBest Buy Says Some Customer Accounts Have Been Hacked
Electronics giant Best Buy deactivates some accounts, says hackers are using combinations of data to crack customer access
July 10, 2012
Electronics retail chain Best Buy is emailing customers this week to tell them that their accounts may have been hacked.
According to news reports, Best Buy is disabling some customers' email accounts until the passwords are changed.
"We are currently investigating increased attempts by hackers around the world to access accounts on BestBuy.com and other online retailers’ e-commerce sites," says the retailer's email, which went out Friday. "These hackers did not take username/password combinations from any Best Buy system; they appear to be using combinations taken elsewhere in an attempt to gain access to BestBuy.com accounts.
"Our investigation indicates that your account may have been accessed by these hackers," the email states. "We are taking action now to help protect your account; we have disabled your current password, and ask that you take a few minutes to reset it."
The email does not say how many Best Buy customers have been affected, nor does it say exactly how the "combinations" of data might have been acquired.
Have a comment on this story? Please click "Add a Comment" below. If you'd like to contact Dark Reading's editors directly, send us a message.
About the Author(s)
You May Also Like
Hacking Your Digital Identity: How Cybercriminals Can and Will Get Around Your Authentication MethodsOct 26, 2023
Modern Supply Chain Security: Integrated, Interconnected, and Context-DrivenNov 06, 2023
How to Combat the Latest Cloud Security ThreatsNov 06, 2023
Reducing Cyber Risk in Enterprise Email Systems: It's Not Just Spam and PhishingNov 01, 2023
SecOps & DevSecOps in the CloudNov 06, 2023
9 Traits You Need to Succeed as a Cybersecurity Leader
The Ultimate Guide to the CISSP
Gone Phishing: How to Defend Against Persistent Phishing Attempts Targeting Your Organization
The Evolving Ransomware Threat: What Business Leaders Should Know About Data Leakage
2022 Insurance Industry Cyber Threat Landscape Report