Midwest Supplies Suffers Data Breach

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Homebrewing and winemaking supplier Midwest Supplies recently notified an undisclosed number of customers that their names, addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, credit card numbers, expiration dates and security codes may have been accessed when the company's Web site was breached.

"As soon as we discovered the breach, we took immediate measures to resolve the situation and are satisfied that it is, in fact, resolved," Midwest Supplies president David Kidd wrote in the notification letter [PDF]. "We conducted a full investigation and have taken extensive steps to prevent it from happening again."

It's not clear how the site was breached, what was done to resolve the situation, or what steps were taken to improve security for the future -- and no identity theft protection is being offered to affected customers -- instead, they're advised to monitor their credit card statements for unusual charges.

All affected customers are, however, being offered a $25 coupon for future homebrewing or winemaking supply purchases.