EGGHEAD.COM INVESTIGATES BREACH OF COMPANY COMPUTER SYSTEMS.
"Egghead.com has discovered that a hacker has accessed our computer systems, potentially including our customer databases. As a precautionary measure, we have taken immediate steps to protect our customers by contacting the credit card companies we work with. They are in the process of alerting card issuers and banks so that they can take the necessary steps to ensure the security of cardholders who may be affected.
"Simultaneously, we have retained the world's leading computer security experts to conduct a thorough investigation of our security procedures and an analysis of this breach. We are also working with law enforcement authorities, who are in the process of conducting a criminal investigation.
"For many months, we have been in the process of strengthening our security systems in an effort to combat the increasing, industry-wide problem of malicious hacking. We are committed to providing the highest security standards in the industry, a process that has been ongoing and has involved a considerable investment on the part of our company. Those principles will continue to guide us going forward."
Egghead.com is a leading Internet direct marketer of technology and related products. With an emphasis on Small- to Medium-sized Business (SMB) customers, Egghead.com offers a wide range of products from computer hardware and software, consumer electronics and office products, to sporting goods and vacation packages. Its Clearance, After Work and Auction formats offer bargains on excess and closeout goods and services. Egghead.com combines broad selection, low prices, and excellent service to provide an outstanding online shopping experience for businesses and consumers. Egghead.com is located on the Internet at http://www.egghead.com.
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|Title Annotation:||Company Business and Marketing|
|Comment:||EGGHEAD.COM INVESTIGATES BREACH OF COMPANY COMPUTER SYSTEMS.(Company Business and Marketing)|
|Publication:||EDP Weekly's IT Monitor|
|Date:||Dec 25, 2000|
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