Web Host Web.com Potentially Loses Details of 93,000 Credit Cards

August 20, 2015
Web Host Web.com Potentially Loses Details of 93,000 Credit Cards
Web host Web.com has potentially lost the details of 93,000 credit cards as a result of a data breach. The information belonged to its customers, but it is not clear if the stolen details were encrypted or not. The breach, which was discovered on August 13, 2015, led to law enforcement agencies assisting Web.com with its inquiries at the company's request.

Web.com, which has headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida, USA, offers a range of services including website design, social network marketing services, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), domain name registration, SSL certificates, and a range of web hosting offerings. The company caters to around 3 million customers. To compensate customers impacted by the breach the company is offering credit monitoring free of charge for a full year.

“The security of our customer information is a high priority for Web.com. Our goals are simple – to protect our clients from internet attacks and, in the event that an attack succeeds, to fix the problem immediately,” explained Web.com's CEO David L. Brown in a statement on the company's website.

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