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Neopets security breach: users’ data reportedly stolen

Virtual pet site launches investigation but has not confirmed the scale of the alleged breach, amid reports hacker has taken database with user details

The popular virtual pet website Neopets says it has launched an investigation after a hacker breached its databases, with one website claiming the personal data of up to 69 million users may have been stolen.

“Neopets recently became aware that customer data may have been stolen … it appears that email addresses and passwords used to access Neopets accounts may have been affected,” the website said in a statement issued on its official Twitter account on Thursday.

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