This is the email I got from the site, I never got the fraudulent email they are talking about, so in case you have bought from them in the past, but never received the notification about this incident, here it is:
Dear Valued Customers,
At 4:15 the morning of Dec 31st a hacker gained access to our site.Â He was able to send all customers a fraudulent email.Â Â
I can assure you that we do not keep any credit card information in our database, so there is no way this can be compromised.Â We can not even get to your credit card information, this is protected under the strictest of new card handling guidelines.Â The hacker appears only to have used a bulk mailing program in our admin panel to send out his advertisement.Â There is no trace that anything else was accessed or any info was downloaded. Unfortunately he used an alias IP so we can not track his actual origin.
We have implemented several new steps to protect our site and your purchase information and assure you will continue to look for all available methods to stop this from ever happening again.
As a token for putting up with this inconvenience we have set up a coupon, â€œemailâ€ good for 10% off of all orders all items this is good until Jan 11, 2004.
I pray for your understanding, have a great New Year.