Adidas Says Millions of U.S. Customers Affected by Possible Data Breach

The athletic-wear company, Adidas AG, alerted customers on Thursday about a possible data breach on its U.S. website. A preliminary investigation found the leaked data includes contact information, usernames and encrypted passwords, the company said. Adidas said it does not believe any credit card or health and fitness information was compromised.“We are alerting certain consumers who purchased on about a potential data security incident. At this time this is a few million consumers,” a spokeswoman said in an email.

The company said it found out about the problem on Tuesday, when “an unauthorized party” claimed to have acquired some of its consumer data. Adidas is in the process of conducting a forensic review and is alerting customers it believes could be affected.

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