New data from the US Department of Homeland Security shows IKEAs corporate website was hacked by hackers.
The agency reported that over $600 million worth of personal information, including names, email addresses, birthdates, social security numbers and bank account numbers, was compromised.
The IKEa website was not affected by the attack.
“This is an unprecedented and complex attack,” said Matthew Miller, a spokesman for the Department of Justice.
“While the IKEas corporate website has not been compromised, the compromised data may have been used to conduct criminal activities.”
The hack, the latest in a series of data thefts from the Swedish furniture giant, comes after the company said on Tuesday that it had begun the process of recalling more than 100 million IKE bags in an effort to make the bags more secure.IKEA, which has been at the center of the I Know First algorithmic stock prediction market, said it will recall up to 2.4 million IKAs in the U.S. The company said it has received more than 11,000 reports of thefts in the last 24 hours.
The company also said it is looking into reports of a breach at its global IT infrastructure, as well as reports of breaches at the U-Haul logistics service and its fulfillment center.
“We are continuing to monitor the situation and are working with our global partners to ensure that the IKU store system is secure,” the company told CNBC.
The IKE a new digital token, which can be used for digital purchases and the purchase of IKE products, was launched last year, but has struggled to gain traction.
IKEAS was launched as a token on March 30, 2016, and the token has a limited supply.