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[ISN] Hackers steal Co-op patrons' personal information

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Date: Mon Jan 31 2011 - 07:12:21 GMT
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http://www.dailycampus.com/news/hackers-steal-co-op-patrons-personal-information-1.1949423

By John Sherman
The Daily Campus
January 30, 2011

Falling victim to digital maliciousness, HuskyDirect.com was hacked
early last week, leaving credit card numbers and other customer
information up for the hacker's grabs.

HuskyDirect.com is an official vendor of UConn sports goods that works
in cooperation with the UConn Co-op. The site has been taken down,
citing on its homepage that it is "undergoing crucial maintenance." The
page is not expected to be operational until Co-op officials have
confidence the vendor has fixed any problems that left the site
vulnerable in the first place. According to the HuskyDirect homepage, it
will be at least "a few days" before confidence is restored and the site
is resurrected.

While it has been reported that only those who have made purchases
through HuskyDirect were affected (Co-op customers need not worry unless
they purchased goods from Huskydirect.com) the tally of victims is not
slight. UConn informed 18,000 online shoppers of the breach, and
suggested they make efforts to protect their information and,
subsequently, themselves.

"To help guard against any fraudulent use of your personal information,
we are offering you credit monitoring services," an email issued to all
HuskyDirect customers read. "If you detect any suspicious activity on
your account, you should promptly notify the institution with which the
account is maintained and also contact your local law enforcement."

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