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Barnes & Noble hit by cyberattack that exposed customer data

Posted on Oct 15, 2020
Barnes & Noble hit by cyberattack that exposed customer data

U.S. Bookstore giant Barnes & Noble has disclosed that they were victims of a cyberattack that may have exposed customers' data.

Barnes & Noble is the largest brick-and-mortar bookseller in the United States, with over 600 bookstores in fifty states.

The bookseller also operated the Nook Digital, which is their eBook and e-Reader platform.

Since October 10th, users have been complaining on Nook's Facebook page and Twitter that they could no longer access their library of purchased eBooks and magazine subscriptions. When attempting to do so online or on their Nook, the library was coming up blank or could not log into bn.com.

During this time, Barnes & Noble posted updates on the Nook Facebook page stating that they had suffered a system failure and worked to get back to full operation.

In a statement given to FastCompany earlier today, Barnes & Noble said that they suffered a severe network issue and were in the process of restoring their server backups.

Full article on https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/barnes-and-noble-hit-by-cyberattack-that-exposed-customer-data/

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