Update: Egghead scrambling to assess damage

Summary:Egghead.com scrambled on Friday to gauge howmuch of its 3.

Egghead.com scrambled on Friday to gauge how much of its 3.7-million-customer database had been stolen by intruders during an online theft, which experts believed happened the day before. "Egghead.com has discovered that a hacker has accessed our computer systems, potentially including our customer databases," said the online electronics and computer retailer in a statement early Friday.

"As a precautionary measure, we have taken immediate steps to protect our customers by contacting the credit-card companies we work with." The FBI and security experts have also been notified. Full story. -- Robert Lemos and Ben Charny, ZDNet News

Topics: Security, Software

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