The Co-op is investigating how many of the 18,000 accounts in the database were accessed.
Customers who purchased items in the Co-op with a credit card were not affected, nor were students who purchased text books, or made purchases in person at a Co-op store or off-site location, the Co-op said. Only those customers who made purchases through HuskyDirect.com were affected.
No data stored by the University of Connecticut itself were exposed.
The Co-op said it will not put the website back online until it is confident the vendor has corrected the problem. It said the vendor indicated the hacker accessed the database by compromising the vendor's password.
News Source : Om Rathore