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[ISN] Kiplinger Warns Customers Hackers Got Account, Credit Card Information
By Michael Riley
July 9, 2011
Kiplinger Washington Editors Inc., the publisher of Kiplingerâs Personal
Finance, warned customers that hackers breached its computer network at
least as early as June 25 and stole account data, including credit card
Doug Harbrecht, the companyâs director of new media, said the attackers
stole user names, passwords and encrypted credit card numbers from as
many as 142,000 subscribers to the magazine or the companyâs various
newsletters, including the Kiplinger Letter.
Harbrecht said the two-week delay in notifying customers resulted from
efforts to understand the extent of the break-in by âan unidentified
third party,â as the Kiplinger website described the intruders. He said
the company notified the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is working
with the agency on a probe of the incident.
âPart of the problem is we still donât know exactly what the hackers
got,â Harbrecht said in a phone interview. An e- mail sent to Kiplinger
customers said the hacker may have accessed e-mail addresses as well as
other personal information.
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