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Adidas websites go offline after security breach

Pulled the plug to protect consumers
Mon Nov 07 2011, 10:21

SPORTS EQUIPMENT MAKER Adidas took some of its websites offline after a security breach.

Adidas said it became aware of a "sophisticated, criminal cyber-attack" on its various web sites on 3 November but the firm claimed it found no evidence that customers' data had been stolen. Instead, Adidas said it took the web sites offline to protect its users.

Adidas issued a statement saying that it took the websites affected -,,, and various Ecommerce shops - offline as it undertakes a "thorough forensic review".

Since Adidas uncovered the attack, it claims to have put in place additional security measures. The firm added, "nothing is more important to us than the privacy and security of our consumers' personal data".

While Adidas said that its preliminary investigation did not find any evidence of a data breach, that still leaves open the possibility that the attackers were simply better than average at covering their tracks. Adidas' customers who have personal information stored on the firm's servers will be eager to know what happened.

Adidas has since started to bring its various websites back online. µ


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