High quality digital storage manufacturer LaCie has suffered a data breach. The company says cybercriminals used a piece of malware to steal information on transactions made through the LaCie website.
According to an incident notification posted on the company’s website, the hackers could have obtained usernames, passwords, names, addresses, email addresses, credit and debit card numbers and card expiration dates.
A forensic investigation firm has been called in to analyze the breach. All individuals who made transactions on the LaCie website between March 27, 2013, and March 10, 2014 are impacted.
User passwords have been reset and the e-commerce section of the website has been disabled while the company transitions to the services of a firm that specializes in secure payment processing.
Customers are also advised to keep a close eye on their payment cards and contact their banks in case they spot any unauthorized charges.
“We recommend that you remain vigilant by reviewing your account statements and credit reports for any unauthorized activity. You may obtain a copy of your credit report, free of charge, once every 12 months from each of the three nationwide credit reporting companies,” LaCie noted.
So far, there’s no mention of free credit monitoring or identity theft protection services being offered to impacted customers.