Online sneaker reseller StockX faces lawsuit over data breach

A class action suit was filed in a US District Court.

StockX is now facing legal action over a data breach that led to the theft of more than 6.8 million customer records. A class-action lawsuit filed in US District Court this week alleged that the online sneaker marketplace compromised the data of minors. According to The Detroit News, the plaintiff in the case is a Kansas minor identified as "I.C.", whose personal information was stolen and re-sold by hackers. The lawsuit is being bought on behalf of all youth who were impacted by the breach.

TechCrunch reported earlier this month that a hacker stole 6.8 million user records from StockX back in May. The thief then sold the data on the dark web. The information stolen included names, email addresses and hashed passwords. Although StockX sent password reset requests to those impacted by the breach, it did not reveal what had happened or the fact that their private information was put at risk.

StockX addressed the breach in a message to customers on its website. It also said that credit card numbers or any financial information were not stolen in the breach.

According to the filing, the stolen data caused "irreparable harm" to the plaintiff's well-being. "Plaintiff and the class have been damaged in that plaintiff and the class spent time and will spend additional time in the future speaking with representatives, researching and monitoring accounts, researching and monitoring credit history, responding to identity theft incidents, purchasing identity protection, and suffering annoyance, interference, and inconvenience, as a result of the data breach."

The suit seeks damages and a jury trial. Engadget has reached out to StockX for comment and will update when we hear back.