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The French computer hardware company LaCie announced this week that they had fallen victim to a "_major security breach that put sensitive customer information at risk for nearly a year_, "according to an article published on the PC World Magazine website. Lacie cannot confirm "_what information has been compromised_" but, according to the article, they say that the data may include "_customer names, email addresses, credit card numbers, and card expiration dates_" – enough private information to cause some serious trouble.
The breach came after a "malware intrusion," which, according to the report, could have possibly allowed the invaders to successfully retrieve information from Lacie's "_online storefront_" between "_March 27, 2013, and March 10, 2014_". Entering this environment with the specific level of access they obtained, these attackers may have been able to steal "_everything a malicious attacker would need to post fraudulent charges to a LaCie customer's credit card_, "according to the article. The report goes on to confirm that "_LaCie has disabled its e-commerce site as a precaution and will reboot the online storefront after moving to a secure payment processing service._."
The article indicated that the company "did not mention how the intrusion happened_" but is in the process of "_resetting every user's password_" as a precautionary step since they are not sure if this was compromised. The company recently announced that consumers who purchased their products "_directly from LaCie between March 2013 and March 2014_" should review "_credit card statements for any fraudulent charges." for their customers to "_keep an eye on their credit reports_, "according to the report.
Written by Bryon Turcotte / April 17, 2014