Adidas AG is the latest company to come under attack from cyberthieves looking to steal personal information, with millions of customers potentially at risk.
The athletic apparel company alerted customers Thursday about a possible data breach on its U.S. website. A preliminary investigation found the leaked data includes contact information, user names and encrypted passwords, the company said in a statement. Adidas said it does not believe any credit card or health and fitness information was compromised.
“We are alerting certain consumers who purchased on adidas.com/US about a potential data security incident. At this time this is a few million consumers,” a spokeswoman said in an email.
The disclosure marks the latest in a series of data breaches at major companies across a broad swath of industries, including retailers Hudson’s Bay and Under Armour, aerospace giant Boeing, airlines such as Delta and natural gas pipelines and electric utilities.