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Geeks.com agrees to security audits in wake of data breach

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February 6, 2009
Cybersecurity
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The operator of the Geeks.com Web site will submit to five outside security audits over the next 10 years as part of a data-breach settlement deal with the Federal Trade Commission, which found that the online retailer had failed to adequately protect its customer data prior to the breach.

Geeks.com, which sells computer supplies and consumer electronics, disclosed the data breach in January 2008 after discovering it the month before. The retailer, which is formally known as Genica Corp., said that the compromised information included the names, street and e-mail addresses, telephone numbers and credit card numbers of affected customers. [ComputerWorld]