Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Earlier today, we were informed about reports on a possible breach of a Philips website. We immediately investigated and, at this time, all indications are that the information posted today is identical to the information accessed earlier this year when data was stolen from Philips websites. We continue our investigation into the events of today and will update as appropriate.
As previously communicated, the event of earlier this year related to some of Philips’ internet micro-sites, which are small websites used for campaigns and marketing promotions. On February 13, Philips immediately disabled the affected sites and it initiated an investigation eventually including third-party data security experts, Philips experts and law enforcement. After an extensive investigation, Philips concluded its probe into the security issue in April and has taken steps to improve security to protect our valued customers' data against future criminal activity.
As always Philips continues to take its responsibility to safeguard personal information very seriously.