Hackers crack Egghead.com

    Date22 Dec 2000
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3448
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Online electronics and computer retailer Egghead.com acknowledged Friday that the company's servers were hacked by network intruders and an undetermined number of credit cards numbers were potentially stolen. "Egghead.com has discovered that a hacker has accessed our computer systems, potentially including . . . Online electronics and computer retailer Egghead.com acknowledged Friday that the company's servers were hacked by network intruders and an undetermined number of credit cards numbers were potentially stolen. "Egghead.com has discovered that a hacker has accessed our computer systems, potentially including our customer databases," the company said in a statement early Friday. "As a precautionary measure, we have taken immediate steps to protect our customers by contacting the credit-card companies we work with."

    Sources inside the credit card industry said Egghead may warn up to 3.7 million credit card holders that their numbers may have been stolen. In October, Egghead said it had 3.6 million registered users.

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