Credit card data possibly compromised for 93K Web.com customers

Web.com, which provides solutions to help small businesses succeed online, is notifying approximately 93,000 customers that their personal information – including some credit card data – may have been compromised in a breach.

How many victims? Approximately 93,000.

What type of personal information? Names and addresses, as well as credit card information, but card validation codes were not compromised.

What happened? Web.com discovered an unauthorized breach into one of its computer systems, and the personal information may have been compromised as a result.

What was the response? The issue has been resolved. All affected customers are being notified and offered one free year of credit monitoring services.

Details: Web.com uncovered the unauthorized activity on Aug. 13 as part of its ongoing security monitoring. Only the credit card information on file to pay for Web.com services has been affected.

Quote: “Web.com is working with a leading IT security firm to conduct a thorough investigation, and continues to make significant investments in its internal security processes and systems to prevent incidents like this from occurring,” a news release said.

Source: ir.web.com, “Web.com Reports Cyber Breach,” Aug. 18, 2015; security-faqs.web.com, “Web.com Security FAQs,” Aug. 18, 2015.

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