Another Day, Another Breach
Have we reached the point where Americans react to data breaches with a yawn? Given the constant stream of new attacks and the staggering number of accounts involved, that’s an understandable reaction.
The sportswear retailer Adidas recently joined the list of companies successfully attacked by hackers. The size of the data breach isn’t fully determined as of this writing, but an Adidas spokesperson estimated that “a few million” consumers who purchased products through the company’s U.S. website could be affected.
So far, the breach involves contact information and usernames, along with encrypted passwords – but not credit card information or any personal information regarding health and fitness.
Adidas joins a long list of corporations hit by data breaches over the last few years, including Delta Air Lines, Sears, Boeing, Under Armour, Panera Bread, Hudson’s Bay Company, and Best Buy. Hackers have…