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Barnes & Noble confirms hack exposed customer details

Barnes & Noble has emailed its prospects saying that it has been the “sufferer of a cybersecurity assault,” during which private information was accessed. The breach not solely affected B&N’s company IT programs however the Nook e-reader platform as effectively, leaving Nook house owners unable to obtain books to their gadgets. This additionally meant that money registers at B&N shops had been rendered unusable whereas engineers scrambled to include the difficulty. In a press release to The Register, the corporate says that it’s “investigating the trigger” however added that there was “no compromise of buyer cost particulars.”

Within the electronic mail to customers, as printed by The Digital Reader, the corporate stated that whereas cost information was not accessed, information resembling electronic mail addresses, billing and delivery addresses, in addition to cellphone numbers, had been.  Extra troubling is {that a} person’s buy historical past may doubtlessly have been breached, which may theoretically result in blackmail or different repercussions if that information was printed. In a tweet from the official Nook account, B&N stated that it was “working urgently” to get the service “again to full operation,” which has sadly “taken longer than anticipated.” 

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