Boats.net, Partzilla.com Suffer Security Breach

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Outdoor Network, LLC recently began notifying an undisclosed number of customers that a recent breach of its Boats.net and Partzilla.com Web sites may have exposed their names, addresses, credit card numbers, expiration dates, and CVV codes.

"This notification to you was not delayed as a result of a law enforcement investigation," Outdoor Network CEO Martin Polo wrote in the notification letter [PDF].

According to the company, the incident occurred when hackers compromised and planted malware in the shopping cart portions of the sites, targeting transactions that made using a credit card between December 2012 and July 2013.

Outdoor Network has notified all potentially affected credit card companies, and is advising customers to review their credit card account statements and consider placing fraud alerts or security freezes on their credit files.

"Protecting the privacy of your personal information is important to us, and we regret any inconvenience this incident may cause you," Polo wrote. "To better address your concerns, we have hired ConsumerInfo.com, Inc., an Experian company, to provide certain notification and call center related services."

Customers with questions are advised to call (888) 829-6550.