Sportswear company Adidas is the latest big name to fall victim to a cyber security attack that forced its main website, adidias.com offline.
Described as a "sophisticated, criminal attack", it comes in the wake of news that an industrial espionage hacker in China has targeted nearly 30 firms in the chemicals industry in July and September. According to researchers, 19 other defence-related firms, including five in the UK, had also been targeted.
A message on the Adidas website read: "Due to technical difficulties, our website is currently not available. We apologise for any inconveniences caused and thank you for your understanding."
According to media reports, there is no evidence to suggest consumer data was affected by the attack discovered on 3 November.
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