Some Borders Rewards customer names, email addresses were exposed, company says
(This story has been updated after Borders said it has determined that fewer than 150 names and emails were "obtained" by outsiders.)
The names and email addresses of some customers of Ann Arbor-based book store chain Borders Group Inc. were exposed on a publicly available website, the company acknowledged today.
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Borders, which told AnnArbor.com on Monday that it was investigating the incident, now says it has determined that some customer information was publicly available on the site. UPDATE 8:25 p.m.: Borders now says that it has "confirmed" that fewer than 150 names and emails were "obtained" by outsiders.
"We are conducting a thorough investigation to determine whether any other breaches occurred, and how this information was shared externally," spokeswoman Mary Davis said in an email.
"We are still assessing, but believe only a very small percentage of names/email addresses were viewed," Davis said.
"We are continuing with our investigation into the matter and concurrently are working with our partner Brierley to put in place measures to prevent this from happening again," Davis said.