Network Security Report reports:
Play.com, one of the largest online retailers of consumer goods, has suffered a security breach.
In a warning to customers, Play.com has said that customer names and email addresses may have been compromised. Play.com is washing its hands of direct responsibility, claiming that a third party on its marketing communications team is at fault.
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This is not the first time Play.com had a breach that they blamed on a third-party marketing firm. In 2011, they disclosed that spam email addressed to customers was due to a breach at SilverPop.
And if this was a breach at an unnamed third-party marketing firm, how many other of the firm’s clients have been been impacted – and how many consumers?