Norfolk Admirals taking action after data breach exposes customers’ information

Posted at 3:40 PM, Mar 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-30 23:26:56-04

Norfolk, Va. - The Norfolk Admirals are adding security after a data breach.

The breach affected customers who did a certain transaction on the Admirals website but the team is not sure exactly which transaction was affected.

A list that included customers' physical addresses and email addresses was posted on a website by a hacker.

NewsChannel 3 Reporter Brendan Ponton has been messaging with a Twitter user who is claiming responsibility for the hack. The Twitter user said he or she posted the information, "Because of the lame security and all my warnings for them."

The team believes around 250 people were impacted out of the 4,400 accounts compromised. Many of the accounts are listed multiple times or are not active, according to the team's Vice President Joe Gregory. The organization says no sensitive credit card information was released, but the information included the brand of credit card used.

One of those impacted is life long fan Scott Ribniscky. "It makes me feel like my identity could get stolen," he said. "I'm feeling like I'm going to have to change my credit card."

"We take threats against our customers seriously and we have added safety measures to protect against future breaches," the organization sent out in a tweet.

Their security company has been in contact with law enforcement.