Waltham, MA–Bibliofind has put an abrupt end to online transactions following an apparent hack into its customer files. The online seller of hard-to-find and out-of-print books late last month discovered that someone had been accessing files from its servers and downloading compressed data, including customer profiles and credit card information, since October.
While it remains unclear as to who stole the data and how it was used, the company disabled its online commerce for an indefinite period of time. The FBI is currently investigating the matter, which affected approximately 98,000 Bibliofind customers. The company was acquired by Amazon.com in 1999.