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Hamilton Beach Reports Hack; Credit Card Data At Risk

'Hacker code' rerouted order entry data to email addresses, company says

Hamilton Beach Brands disclosed this week that hackers might have stolen information from some customers of its e-commerce sites earlier this month.

In a breach disclosure (PDF) sent to the state of New Hampshire, Hamilton Beach said the personal information of 24 of the state's residents could be at risk because of the compromise. The letter does not say how many customers worldwide were affected.

According to the letter, some "hacker code" had been inserted on a dedicated server that hosts www.hamiltonbeach.com and www.proctorsilex.com. The code resulted in the capture of customer names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, and credit card information before that data was encrypted for transmission.

The data was sent to two email accounts: [email protected] and [email protected], the letter says.

Hamilton Beach says it immediately shut down the infected sites and notified customers, as well as the FBI, Google, and the affected credit card companies.

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