Homeware retailer Lakeland, basked in the UK, has asked its customers to change their passwords after being hacked.
The attack involved cybercriminals breaching two of the company’s encrypted databases.
In a statement on the company website, Lakeland admitted to discovering the breach on July 19, but said that until a full investigation is complete it is unclear if any data was stolen.
In an email sent to customers on July 23, Sam Rayner, managing director at Lakeland, stated: "We have decided that it is safest to delete all the customer passwords used on our site and invite customers to reset their passwords next time they visit the Lakeland site. Next time you log-in to your Lakeland account you will be asked to reset your password and provide a new one. It is not necessary to do this straight away, just the next time you want to use the account.
"We also advise, as a precaution, that if you use the same password on any other account/s, you should change the passwords on these accounts as soon as possible. We do not know for certain that the hackers succeeded in stealing data, however since there is a theoretical risk and because it is our policy to be open and honest with our customers, we are being proactive in alerting you.