Geeks.com website hacked customer data compromised

It seems that early last month there was a security breach involving the Geeks.com website. Even though the Geeks.com site is listed as Hacker Safe by McAfee’s ScanAlert customer records were accessed. Genica Corporation the corporation that runs Geeks.com sent out an email letter to customers on January 4, 2008. The breach in security took place December 5, 2007. If you have recently or in the past done business with Geeks.com you might want to take some steps to make sure no one is using your personal data. I’m sure many will now wonder if the Hacker Safe label is to be trusted. It needs to be kept in mind that similar types of data security issues occur often with offline companies as well. Just because you don’t shop online will not guarantee your credit card and personal information is completely safe from those who wish to gain access to it.

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