January 10, 2001, 2:55 PM — No customer credit card information was stolen in last month's attack on Egghead.com's computer systems, company President and CEO Jeff Sheahan said in an e-mail to the company's registered customers, Monday.
Credit card companies report that fewer than 7,500 credit card accounts appearing in Egghead's customer database show "suspected fraudulent activity," Sheahan said. This represents just 0.2% of the three million credit card accounts registered in the database at the time of the attack, he said.
It is not possible to say for sure whether this suspected fraudulent activity was connected with Egghead.com's Web site or with credit card theft elsewhere, Sheahan said, but, "The evidence we have gathered to date suggests that these credit card numbers were not obtained from our site."
On Dec. 22, 2000, hackers broke into Egghead.com's computer databases, prompting fears that millions of customer credit card numbers had been compromised. Egghead.com, in Menlo Park, Calif., can be found at www.egghead.com.