Snippet: Seagate’s LaCie Admits to Yearlong Breach of Customer Card Data ☇

Shared on April 16, 2014

Arik Hesseldahl for Re/code:

LaCie, the French hard drive company, admitted yesterday that it has suffered a significant breach of its e-commerce systems lasting nearly a year.

The company posted a notification to customers on its site yesterday saying that agents from the FBI had notified that someone had used malware to penetrate its systems and gain access to the credit card information of people buying hard drives on the site. The site has temporarily stopped taking orders.

First word of a possible attack came on March 17 when security blogger Brian Krebs published evidence that the site was among about four dozen that had been compromised by way of a flaw in ColdFusion, a Web application development platform from the software company Adobe.

Is it just me, or does it seem like credit card information being stolen is becoming more common, or at least more high-profile?

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