Panic over

If you’re a Play.com customer – and let’s face it, who isn’t these days, eh? – you might have been concerned by the security breach at the site yesterday, which led to a load of spam being sent out. You might also be concerned that some malicious cyber criminal now has your credit card details and is spending up a storm at your expense.

However in an email that they sent out this morning Play telling you not to worry, and that there doesn’t appear to be any evidence that whoever it was has anyone’s bank details. They lay the blame squarely at the feet of their email provider Silverpop, and say that no customer email addresses had been downloaded.

‘On Sunday 20 March, some customers reported receiving a spam email to email addresses they only use for Play.com,' they said. 'We reacted immediately by informing all our customers of this potential security breach…we believe this issue may be related to some irregular activity that was identified in December 2010 at our email provider, Silverpop. Investigations at the time showed no evidence that any of our customer email addresses had been downloaded.’ Phew.

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