Adidas tripped up by cyber attack and takes down sites

Filed Under: Featured, Malware, Vulnerability

adidas-hackedThe popular sportswear manufacturer Adidas has suffered what it is referring to as a "sophisticated, criminal cyber attack" made against a number of its websites.

Affected sites include,,, and various local eCommerce shops.

The German company is currently performing a forensic review, and reports that it has not yet found any evidence that any consumer data has been stolen as part of this attack.

Adidas posted a statement on its news site. The full statement at the time of writing is shown below:

Adidas also reports that it has bolstered its security measures, but does not offer any details on what bolstering entails. Of course, taking the Adidas websites offline is a pretty drastic security step, and one I can't imagine the company took lightly.

We would recommend that anyone who has shopped online at any of the affected sites change their passwords as soon as possible.

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2 Responses to Adidas tripped up by cyber attack and takes down sites

  1. Damning Bater · 1435 days ago

    Hacks happen, get over it.

  2. SWQ · 1435 days ago

    Or at least check the accounts posted on pastebin or the link it references to see if your account is there.

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