JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Web.com, (Nasdaq:WWWW) reported that it discovered an unauthorized breach of one of its computer systems on August 13, 2015. As the result of this attack, the credit card information of approximately 93,000 customers (of the company's over 3.3 million customers) may have been compromised. The company uncovered the unauthorized activity through its ongoing security monitoring.
The company immediately reported the attack to credit card processors and the proper federal and state authorities. As a further precaution, Web.com is providing a year of credit monitoring protection to impacted customers. Web.com is working with a leading IT security firm to conduct a thorough investigation, and continues to make significant investments in its internal security processes and systems to prevent incidents like this from occurring.
"The security of our customer information is a high priority for Web.com. Our goals are simple – to protect our clients from internet attacks and, in the event that an attack succeeds, to fix the problem immediately," stated David L. Brown, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Web.com.
All customers that may have been impacted by this breach will shortly receive an email detailing the steps the company is taking. In addition, a letter, sent via the US Postal Service, will follow in the next few days. Finally, the company has posted a list of Frequently Asked Questions on http://security-faqs.web.com.
Web.com Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:WWWW) provides a full range of Internet services to small businesses to help them compete and succeed online. Web.com is owner of several global domain registrars and further meets the needs of small businesses anywhere along their lifecycle with affordable, subscription-based solutions including website design and management, search engine optimization, online marketing campaigns, local sales leads, social media, mobile products, eCommerce solutions and call center services. To get more information, visit web.com; follow Web.com on Twitter @webdotcom or on Facebook at facebook.com/web.com. For additional online marketing resources and small business networking, please visit Web.com's Small Business Summit.
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This press release includes certain "forward-looking statements" including, without limitation, statements regarding the significance of its investments in its internal security processes and systems and whether such investments will result in systems designed to prevent breaches, that are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Other risk factors are set forth under the caption, "Risk Factors," in Web.com's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is available on a website maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov. Web.com expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.