• Storage Vendor LaCie Reveals Year-Long Security Breach at First-Party Online Store



    The storage vendor, LaCie, which makes a number of accessories compatible with Apple’s Thunderbolt, recently announced that data from transactions made through the company’s first-party online store may have been compromised as a result of a security breach that went undiscovered for nearly a year. The announcement was made on LaCie’s website where the company claimed it had been informed of the breach in March by investigators from the FBI and subsequently hired a digital forensics team to conduct its own inquiry.

    According to the notice posted:

    Based on the investigation, we believe that transactions made between March 27, 2013 and March 10, 2014 were affected. The information that may have been accessed by the unauthorized person may include customers' names, addresses, email addresses, and payment card numbers and card expiration dates. Customers' LaCie website user names and passwords could also have been accessed, which is why we required a reset of all passwords.
    Customers affected by the breach should have already received a message from LaCie with additional information. Those with questions can contact the company at 866-326-8208, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 7:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time.

    For those of you who didn’t already know, LaCie, owned by Seagate, is a major manufacturer of external storage products and is among the most popular providers of systems to Mac owners thanks to wide-ranging support for the Thunderbolt protocol.

    Source: LaCie
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Storage Vendor LaCie Reveals Year-Long Security Breach at First-Party Online Store started by Akshay Masand View original post
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    1. Christophxr's Avatar
      Christophxr -
      This is what happens when you trust a l'Cie.
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