Barnes & Noble warns customers about cyberattack in new email alert
Soon after Barnes & Noble apologized for a “serious network issue” that affected some users of its website and people trying to load books onto Nook e-readers, the company warned customers that it “had been the victim of a cybersecurity attack.”
“Firstly, to reassure you, there has been no compromise of payment card or other such financial data,” according to the email. “These are encrypted and tokenized and not accessible.”
The company didn’t immediately respond to an inquiry about how many customers were affected. The attack and outage come at an awkward time for Barnes & Noble, overlapping with rival Amazon’s annual Prime Day sales event.