6,000 online cycling shoppers' credit card details stolen in cyber attack

Easton-Bell Sports e-commerce operation hit

Up to 6,000 online shoppers buying Easton, Giro, Blackburn and Bell products have had their personal details – including credit card numbers and security codes - stolen in a cyber attack.

The company behind the popular cycling brands, Easton-Bell Sports, said its e-commerce server had been hit, and though there was no evidence suggesting customers’ details had been used fraudulently, Easton-Bell had shut down affected servers and hired investigators to looking into the breach.

An Easton-Bell Sports source told BikeRadar that all but one customer – someone in Puerto Rico – were based in America.

The cyber attack happened between 1 December and 31 December, 2013.

“We take the privacy and security of our customers very seriously and deeply regret that their information was possibly put at risk," read a statement from Easton-Bell. "We have extended credit repair and monitoring services to those impacted as a preventative measure. We will continue to work closely with our vendor to ensure that something like this does not occur again.”

Customers concerned they may have been affected should visit Easton-Bell Sports.  

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