BrickLink confirms no data compromised in cyber attack

Secondary LEGO marketplace BrickLink has confirmed that no data has been compromised in a recent ‘cyber incident’, and the site is once again fully operational.

Earlier this week, BrickLink – which is now owned by the LEGO Group – suspended transactions from non-EU sellers to EU buyers, and non-UK sellers to UK buyers, citing a ‘cyber incident’ experienced by one of the platform’s partners. To protect users’ data while it investigated a solution, BrickLink temporarily blocked data sharing to the partner in question.

The BrickLink team has now posted an update to the site’s home page, declaring that everything is effectively back to normal. “We now know that no BrickLink data has been compromised, and therefore, all systems are up and running again,” the statement reads. “Thank you for your patience and understanding.”

BrickLink cyber incident resolved

That means BrickLink is once again a viable source of sets, minifigures and individual elements from independent sellers, complementing the LEGO Group’s in-house Pick-a-Brick service. So, yes, the nightmare was mercifully short-lived: you can now buy LEGO again.

No rejected LEGO Ideas sets, though, as we’re still waiting to find out when the third round of the BrickLink Designer Program will kick off. Given sets from the first round of crowdfunding have been in the hands of backers for a while now, fingers crossed the next (and final) round isn’t too far away.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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