Following reports earlier in the day that UK retailer GAME had suffered a major security breach, the company has issued a statement strongly denying the claims.
"We have thoroughly investigated the hacking claims made today by the website Pastebin, and can confirm that they are entirely false. The published email addresses are not registered users of GAME.co.uk, and there has been no breach of our database security," said Anna-Marie Mason, from GAME Group.
The statement continued by imploring consumers to reach out if they had questions about the incident. "We would like to assure all our customers that their details are well protected, and advise anyone who has any questions to contact our customer services team via the website, our Facebook page or Twitter account."
The earlier report had stated that customer email addresses and passwords were stolen, but no payment or credit card information was at risk during the attack.