Friday, February 08, 2008

U.S. Pro Soccer's Online Shoppers Get Kicked By Security Breach

Jaikumar Vijayan writes on ComputerWorld:

A series of SQL injection attacks on servers hosted by a third-party service provider has compromised the personal data of an unspecified number of individuals who had shopped on Major League Soccer's Web site.

The compromised information included names, addresses, credit and debit card data, and passwords, MLS President Mark Abbott said in a letter sent to affected individuals on Feb. 1. is the soccer league's official online store.

The incident was first reported by, a blog that tracks data breaches. The blog site also posted a link to a notice that was sent by to the office of New Hampshire's attorney general, informing the AG of the breach and saying that it affected 169 New Hampshire residents.

More here.


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