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Sports equipment company Easton-Bell Sports Hit by Breach

Sports equipment company Easton-Bell Sports reports that malware compromised its vendor servers, exposing personal information and credit card data for about 6,000 of its online customers.





The company said "Compromised information may include credit card numbers along with the security codes, plus customers' names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses". 

Easton-Bell Sports markets equipment under the brands Easton, Bell, Riddell, Giro, Blackburn and Easton Cycling. Those affected by the breach are Easton-Bell customers who made online purchases Dec. 1 through 31, 2013.

Easton-Bell Sports discovered odd coding being injected into their servers, according to a statement provided to Information Security Media Group. 

The company says it can't confirm whether an unauthorized third party actually received the personal information on customers that was exposed in the intrusion; the investigation is ongoing.

Affected customers are being offered free identity theft protection services for one year, according to a breach notification letter

Andrew Komarov, CEO of the cybercrime intelligence firm IntelCrawler, said to Bankinfosecurity that the malware strain known as BlackPOS, or a variant of it, has been linked to at least six other retailers, beyond Target and Neiman Marcus.



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