[ISN] Kiplinger Warns Customers Hackers Got Account, Credit Card Information

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 03:42:38 -0700 (MST)

By Michael Riley
July 9, 2011

Kiplinger Washington Editors Inc., the publisher of Kiplinger’s 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 company’s 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 company’s 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 “an unidentified 
third party,” 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.

“Part of the problem is we still don’t know exactly what the hackers 
got,” 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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