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VideoGamesPlus.ca hacked, 21,000 users' details stolen

Update: VGP now "investigating a security issue".

Update: VideoGamesPlus.ca has begun emailing customers to inform them of the site's apparent security breach.

VGP admitted it was "currently investigating a security issue" in a generic email addressed to users, passed to Eurogamer this evening. The company recommends users change their passwords "as a safety precaution" and apologised "for any inconvenience caused".

Original story: Popular import retailer VideoGamesPlus.ca has reportedly been hacked, resulting in 21,000 of its customers' details being posted online.

Hacker "xdev@b4lc4nh4ck" posted a link to what was apparently stolen personal information from the online Canadian shop on Pastebin.

A .rar file posted on RapidShare (since removed) apparently contained names, dates of birth, email addresses, phone numbers and encrypted passwords. Eurogamer readers have been in touch, claiming their details were found inside.

"Videogamesplus.ca has [been] pwned by xdev @ b4lc4nh4ck," the hacker announced via his Twitter account. "Greetz to Don @ b4lc4nh4ck. More information will be posted on Pastebin."

VideoGamesPlus.ca has yet to comment on the hack or publicly acknowledge the breach to customers.

We've contacted the Canadian retailer for more information and will update when we hear back. At the very least, we'd advise anyone who's used VGP to log in and change their password.

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