Statement of Bibliofind

Mar 05, 2001, 00:00 ET from Bibliofind

    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.
     About Bibliofind
     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.

SOURCE Bibliofind