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Network Solutions Loses Nearly 600K Credit Card Numbers

You wouldn't think that a business called A-1 Lock & Key would have too many break-ins. And you might not believe that a store called Jojo's Gun & Pawn would be prone to a rash of stick-ups. But Web broker and online marketing firm Network Solutions recently ran into a great big Network Problem when a hackers' long term infiltration of its servers left 573,928 names, addresses, and credit card information exposed.

Friday, Network Solutions issued a notification to 4,343 of its e-commerce clients (nearly half of its total clientele) stating that nearly 600,000 credit cards belonging to those sites' clients had been compromised between March 12th and June 8th. CNET reports that routine server maintenance uncovered malicious code this June, and Network Solutions promptly hired a computer forensics firm to investigate.

Spokeswoman Susan Wade told CNET, "At this point, we don't have a reason to believe that (the data) has been used." Still, Network Solutions is working to get to the bottom of the breach, helping its affected customers suss out the problem and monitor their credit card accounts. The company has also set up a Web site at CareAndProtect.com to address the problem and notify its clients of any developments in the case. [From: CNET]

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