September 15, 2006 8:07 AM PDT
Nikon magazine hit with security breach
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The breach, which lasted nine hours on Tuesday, revealed the personal and financial information of 3,235 subscribers.
The security breach affected Nikon World's online registration site, according to an advisory posted in the upper-right corner of the main page of publication's Web site.
The incident marks the latest in a long string of security issues linked to potential or actual identity theft.
During a nine-hour period Tuesday, nine new Nikon World subscribers were able to view personal information of 3,235 individuals who had registered for the magazine, going back to Jan. 1. The information that was accessible included subscribers' addresses, contact details and credit card information.
The security breach arose due to a system failure by an outside vendor that Nikon World uses, the company said. The problem has since been resolved, it said.
Nikon notified all affected subscribers of the security breach and contacted the nine individuals who were able to access the information, it said.
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