WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Bibliofind today announced that it has
learned of a security violation on its site that compromised the security of
customer credit card information used on its servers between October 2000 and
February 2001. Bibliofind has been in contact with federal law enforcement
authorities on this matter, and today began notifying all affected customers
directly by email.
In addition to working with federal law enforcement agencies, Bibliofind
has contacted the appropriate credit card companies so that they can take
whatever steps necessary to protect their cardholders.
Bibliofind has removed all customer credit card information, physical
addresses and phone numbers from its servers. The site will continue to
function as a "matching" service between buyers and sellers. We are working
to bring the Bibliofind service back into operation shortly.
Bibliofind, founded in 1996, is a vehicle for creating an easy, efficient
way to find and sell books on the Web. Bibliofind operates as a marketplace,
aiming to be the best place for buyers to find more than 20 million used,
hard-to-find and rare books offered for sale by thousands of booksellers
around the world.