GAME-has-been-hacked rumour "entirely false"

"There has been no breach of our database."

Retailer Game hasn't been hacked - the rumour circulating around the internet this afternoon is "entirely false".

"We have thoroughly investigated the hacking claims made today by the website Pastebin, and can confirm that they are entirely false."

Anna-Marie Mason, spokesperson, Game Group

"At Game we guard our customers' details very carefully," wrote spokesperson Anna-Marie Mason wrote on Game's Facebook wall.

"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.

"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."

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