Adidas Announces Data Breach

Posted on Jun 29, 2018

Adidas Announces Data Breach

The company says it became aware of the breach on Tuesday, June 26, when it learned that an unauthorized party was claiming to have acquired the details of Adidas customers. The company said it’s still investigating the breach with law enforcement and security firms. The sportswear company did not include a tally of affected customers, but some news outlets like CBS, the Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg reported citing inside sources that ‘a few millions’ of Adidas customers might be impacted.

Adidas is the second major retailer to announce a data breach this week after Ticketmaster announced a similar incident on Wednesday. That breach affected around 5% of Ticketmaster’s userbase, but mostly international users. The Ticketmaster breach happened because an attacker poisoned the JavaScript code delivered via a third-party live chat widget that was loaded on Ticketmaster’s payments page.

Adidas rival Under Armour also suffered a data breach in March this year when hackers made off with the personal details of over 150 million users who registered for the company’s MyFitnessPal app.