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LaCie is the latest victim of massive credit card breach

Updated 9 years ago
LaCie Credit Card Malware Breach

French company LaCie, maker of various storage solutions, on Tuesday announced that it has been the victim of a massive attack that exposed the personal data of buyers, including credit cards, to a third party. The company said it was informed by the FBI on March 19 that “an unauthorized person used malware to gain access to information from customer transactions that were made through LaCie’s website.” The company has hired an investigation firm, and has temporarily disabled its online store, while it secures it.

LaCie said that it believes all transactions made between March 27, 2013 and March 10, 2014 may be affected. Hackers were apparently able to access customers’ names, addresses, emails, card numbers and expiration dates and even their website user names and passwords.

The company has begun notifying affected customers about the breach on April 11, 2014, and it reset the passwords on its site for all customers. It’s not clear how many customers were affected by the breach, as the company did not mention such details. LaCie is also yet to mention how the hackers got into its e-commerce system.

The breach was first detailed on March 17 by Krebs on Security, almost a month before LaCie acknowledged it. According to the publication, LaCie is only one of the dozens of online stores that were compromised by a group of hackers who exploited security vulnerabilities in Adobe’s ColdFusion.

Chris Smith
Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.