Adidas has taken down its websites after suffering a 'sophisticated, criminal cyber attack'.
A statement from the sportswear maker said the attack was detected on 3 November. It said: “Our preliminary investigation has found no evidence that any consumer data is impacted.
“But while we continue our thorough forensic review, we have taken down affected sites, including adidas.com, reebok.com, miCoach.com, adidas-group.com and various local e-commerce shops, in order to protect visitors to our sites.”
It also claimed that it had put "a number of additional data security measures" in place. “Nothing is more important to us than the privacy and security of our consumers' personal data. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time,” it said.
Eddy Willems, security evangelist at G Data, said: “The attack on Adidas is an example of how cyber crime has become an International sport in the past year or so, as we have seen more and more big brands compromised worldwide.
“The good thing is that Adidas, unlike many recent cyber crime victims, seems to be acting quickly and has security in mind. The hack appears to be only to the website and not the databases, which suggests that no customer data has been compromised.
“Part of the problem here is that the hackers clearly want to prove how good they are. It is not always about data theft or even money, sometimes cyber criminals just want to get famous and gain attention.”