LaCie Acknowledges Year-Long Data Breach

Jeff Goldman reports:

LaCie USA recently began notifying an undisclosed number of customers that their personal information may have been exposed when an unauthorized person used malware to access transaction data from LaCie’s Web site.

The FBI notified the company of the intrusion on March 19, 2014.

“We have hired a leading forensic investigation firm, who is conducting a thorough investigation, and assisting us in implementing additional security measures,” Philippe Spruch, chairman of the board and general manager of LaCie, wrote in the notification letter [PDF]. “Based on the investigation, we believe that transactions made between March 27, 2013 and March 10, 2014 were affected.”

Read more on eSecurity Planet.

Update: 444 Maryland residents were affected by the incident. The nationwide total has not been disclosed.

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