Adidas partially back online after hacking
German sporting goods manufacturer Adidas has been offline after a hacker attack on it's internet presence. The company says it was the victim of a "sophisticated and criminal" attack and that it took the sites offline to ensure user information was protected.
According to an Adidas statement, the affected web sites were adidas.com, reebok.com, micoach.com, adidas-group.com and the company's varoius local eCommerce sites. The attack is believed to have begun on 3 November, but Adidas says it has found no evidence that customers' data has been stolen; it is undertaking a "thorough forensic review" though. Sites are coming back online now; adidas-group.com and adidas.co.uk are back online, but adidas.com and many other Adidas pages show an IIS "Under Construction" page. The company says it has also set up "a number of additional data security measures" as part of its response, adding that "We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time".
Last Thursday, the Adidas CEO, Herbert Hainer, said his company was very well connected on the Internet with over 20 million fans of Adidas related Facebook pages and over 50 million views of the company's campaigns on YouTube.