So we know that LaCie is known for creating storage solutions like external hard drives and Thunderbolt external hard drives used for Mac computers, but it seems that recently the company has experienced a security breach by unknown assailants. This attack is not on their products but rather their website in which they conduct business on.
According to a statement released by LaCie, it seems that everyone who has bought a LaCie product from the company’s website in the past year is at risk as the malware that infected their systems managed to gain access to sensitive customer information. LaCie states that they were informed of this breach on their website by the FBI on the 19th of March 2014.
“On March 19, 2014, the FBI informed LaCie that it found indications that an unauthorized person used malware to gain access to information from customer transactions that were made through LaCie’s website. We have hired a leading forensic investigation firm, who is conducting a thorough investigation, and assisting us in implementing additional security measures.”
The data at risk includes customer names, addresses, email addresses, payment card information, expiration dates, usernames, and passwords. In a statement by LaCie, “As a precaution, we have temporarily disabled the e-commerce portion of the LaCie website while we transition to a provider that specializes in secure payment processing services. We will resume accepting online orders once we have completed the transition.”
If you have bought any of LaCie’s products in the past year or so, the company is advising customers to reset their passwords. As it stands there have not been any reports of misuse of the stolen credit card numbers and customer information, but for those who are a little paranoid, perhaps changing credit cards and resetting your password might be the way to go.