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    Adidas: Victim to Security Breach

    Nov 16, 2011
    Sports equipment manufacturer Adidas announced that on November 3, 2011, it suffered from a "sophisticated, criminal cyber-attack" on its websites. According to an article in the Inquirer, Adidas issued a statement saying that it took offline the websites affected by the breach, including adidas.com, reebok.com, micoach.com, adidas-group.com, and various e-commerce shops, during its forensic investigation. It also said it found no evidence that customer data had been stolen.

    Sports equipment manufacturer Adidas announced that on November 3, 2011, it suffered from a "sophisticated, criminal cyber-attack" on its websites. According to an article in the Inquirer, Adidas issued a statement saying that it took offline the websites affected by the breach, including adidas.com, reebok.com, micoach.com, adidas-group.com, and various e-commerce shops, during its forensic investigation. It also said it found no evidence that customer data had been stolen.

    The Inquirer reported that Adidas has put additional security measures in place since the attack and the company noted that “nothing is more important to us than the privacy and security of our consumers’ personal data.”

    According to the article, while Adidas said its preliminary investigation did not find any evidence of a data breach, there is still the possibility that the attackers were just careful in covering their tracks.

     

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