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If you're a Wall Street Journal subscriber, you might be getting an unpleasant letter in the mail. William Lewis, CEO of WSJ parent company Dow Jones, just released a statement in which he reveals the company's subscriber database was compromised by a hack. It sounds like the intrusion isn't nearly as widespread or damaging as other recent hacks have been, at least. While Lewis admits that the company found evidence of unauthorized access to its systems, the company "has not uncovered any direct evidence that information was stolen."

It seems the attack was mostly targeted at accessing contact information like names, addresses, email addresses and other similar data. However, Lewis also noted that credit card information for about 3,500 customers "could have been accessed" -- though again, he says there's no direct evidence yet that the data was actually stolen. Those who may have had their financial information compromised will be notified in writing from by the WSJ, so if you don't get a letter, you can assume your data is safe.

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