Cash Converters faces massive data breach

High Street pawnbroker Cash Converters has revealed that they have suffered a data breach that could affect a number of customers.

The company, which trades second-hand jewelry and electronics, has notified all its customers on Thursday by emails.

Cash Converters said that they had discovered that a third party gained unauthorized access to its old online website, which was taken down in September 2017.

According to  MoneySavingExpert, people who had Webshop accounts on older website  could be at higher risk.

Hackers may have accessed customer's personal details including usernames, passwords and purchase history from a website that was run by a third party, but they confirmed that no credit card data has been compromised.

The current webshop site is not affected, the firm said.

A statement released by the Cash Converters said: "Along with the relevant authorities we are investigating this as a matter of urgency.

"We are also actively implementing measures to ensure that this cannot happen again."