Beggars Group, the company uniting independent labels like 4AD, Matador, Rough Trade, True Panther, XL Recordings, Young Turks, and Beggars Arkive, has been hacked and confidential information may have been compromised. Beggars' U.S. distributor Matador Direct sent a letter last week stating that customers who placed orders through the websites for Matador Direct labels from April 28, 2015 to May 4, 2016 may have been the victims of a data breach and their credit card numbers may have been exposed to hackers

"On May 4, 2016, we were advised by our third-party website developer that it had identified and removed suspicious files from the e-commerce websites of the record labels for which Matador Direct is the distributor," Matador president and co-owner Patrick Amory wrote in the letter, dated July 15. "We quickly began an investigation and hired a third-party cybersecurity firm to assist us. Findings from the investigation show that if a customer attempted to or did place an order on one of the affected websites from April 28, 2016 to May 4, 2016, information associated with the order being placed, including the customer’s name, address, phone number, email address, payment card number, expiration date and security code (CVV), and account password for the website on which the customer placed an order, may have been obtained by an unauthorized third-party." Customer passwords have been changed and will need to be reset before accounts can be used again.

Beggars Group labels' artists include Adele, Radiohead, Vampire Weekend, the xx, St. Vincent, Pavement, Interpol, Cat Power and Queens of the Stone Age.