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Hackers’ Raid In A Company Database

A group of hackers illegally accessed database of "Life is Good Inc." The data contained information like names, addresses and credit card details of nearly 9,250 customers. The company "Life is Good" is situated in Boston, which sells colored apparel and other accessories via website. The attack was officially broadcasted on September 19, 2006 but the actual date is not confirmed.

Soon after the discovery, assessment and securing of the website, the affected customers got complete information about the breach. A spokesman of the company, Jim Laughlin said there were no reports of any illegal activities performed on the stolen information.

The secretly accessed database did not include DOB (date of birth), SNN (social security numbers), or driving license particulars. The customers who were affected were provided with answers of FAQs (frequently asked questions) and the links to obtain a free credit report.

In a company press release, Mr. Bert Jacobs, CEO and founder of "Life is Good Inc." assured that increased measures were taken to secure their site. He said that the company values the trust its customers impose on them. The company has already taken immediate steps to plug their security loopholes and are conducting investigations into the case. Additional security measures have been put in place and steps have been taken so that such incident does not repeat itself.

After the head of company's 'department for customer service' came to know about the breach, the site was shut down to stop any further access. The company has implemented adequate security measures to prevent future attacks. The firm said that it has evaluated their website lifeisgood.com to make improvements in security order. It's also analyzing the recommendations made by the security experts.

Mr. Laughlin added that they were confident that the complete security assessment will make the site safe and will remain so in future. They have reported the issue to the Federal authorities and three 'Credit reporting authorities' namely Equifax, Experion, and Trans Union. So far, Life is Goof Inc. is confident about positive results and non-repetition of such attacks.

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