adidas Websites Shut Down After Cyber Attack

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Hi guys,
Adidas was forced to pull down several of its websites after finding that it was the target of a “sophisticated, criminal cyber attack” last week. The company said there was no evidence that any consumer data has been compromised.

Adidas discovered the attack on Nov. 3 and took down the affected sites, including adidas.com, reebok.com, miCoach.com, adidas-group.com and various local eCommerce shops, while it carried out its investigations.

The company has since implemented additional data security measures, and the majority of the websites were restored on Sunday. As of Monday afternoon U.S. time, it was still working on getting adidas.com and miCoach.com back online.

With miCoach.com, it is installing a planned update before making the website live again. “Nothing is more important to us than the privacy and security of our consumers’ personal data. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time,” the company said in a statement.

The full statement follows:

“On November 3, 2011, the adidas Group found out that it was the target of a sophisticated, criminal cyber-attack. Our preliminary investigation has found no evidence that any consumer data is impacted. But, while we continue our thorough forensic review, we have taken down affected sites, including adidas.com, reebok.com, miCoach.com, adidas-group.com and various local eCommerce shops, in order to protect visitors to our sites.”

Since learning about the issue, we have put in place a number of additional data security measures. The changes reflect enhancements to the high standards consumers have come to expect from the adidas Group and its brands.”

Nothing is more important to us than the privacy and security of our consumers’ personal data. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time.” [Source: SportsOneSource]

Thought I’d share this with you in case you were trying to log on to one adidas websites.

Karl Lusbec

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