[ISN] Playboy Makes Changes to be Less Exposed to Hacker Attack

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Date: Thu Nov 29 2001 - 00:59:48 PST

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    By: Scott Hovanyetz
    Senior Reporter
    Nov. 27, 2001
    Playboy Enterprises Inc. has made internal changes and is cooperating
    with authorities after a hacker attack that led to the exposure of
    some of its customers' credit card numbers, a company spokeswoman said
    Spokeswoman Laura Sigman said the company was unable to reveal the
    nature of the internal changes. Law enforcement officials are still
    investigating, she said.
    Last week, Playboy.com issued an e-mail to its customers alerting them
    about the electronic break-in and encouraging them to report
    unauthorized charges on their credit cards to authorities. The hacker,
    claiming to have broken into Playboy.com, had begun e-mailing
    Playboy.com customers the night of Nov. 18 and included the customers'
    credit card numbers in the e-mail.
    The sender of the e-mail to Playboy.com customers claimed that the
    break-in would result in $10 million or more in fraud claims and that
    he or she planned to test Playboy.com's security again. However,
    Playboy has no evidence that any of its customers have found
    unauthorized charges on their credit cards or that another intrusion
    has occurred, Sigman said.
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