November 7, 2011, 4:24 PM

Hackers target Adidas Group

While some e-commerce sites go down, Adidas says no consumer data were stolen.

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E-commerce sites operated by Adidas Group came under attack from criminals late last week, the sports apparel manufacturer says in a statement released Sunday. Adidas says no consumer data were stolen.

Adidas America Inc. is No. 205 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide.

The problems started Thursday when the company found it was “the target of a sophisticated, criminal cyber-attack,” according to the statement. “We have put in place of number of additional data security measures.”



While investigating the attack, Adidas disabled such sites as,,, along with various locally focused e-commerce sites. Some of the sites, including, appeared to work normally on Monday afternoon, while remained down. The company’s e-commerce site for the United States,, also appeared to be working normally Monday afternoon. Adidas offered no further comment.  

Earlier this year, hackers attacked sites operated by Sony Corp., gaining access to information for  some 100 million customers who played Sony video games and kept payment information on file. is No. 14 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide.

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