Adidas AG announced a data breach that could potentially involve millions of their customers in the United States. Adidas has stated that usernames, contact information, and encrypted passwords were exposed. Adidas believes no credit card or fitness information was exposed. Adidas did not state how the breach occurred.
Yet again, a large business has suffered a data breach. Every announced data breach should be a reminder that all businesses are susceptible and targets of cyber criminals. Being a target requires having cybersecurity safeguards in place such as, firewalls, use of VPNs, antimalware, and password managers just to name a few.