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Hackers strike online data management firm Reputation.com

Reputation.com may need a little help with its own reputation after the company revealed that someone had broken into its network and stolen some customer data.

Based in Redwood City, Calif., Reputation.com sent users an email Tuesday disclosing the breach. The company reset customers’ passwords. It said it did not believe any financial was taken.

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The thieves apparently did grab the names, addresses and passwords of some customers. However, the company said that because passwords were encrypted they should be unusable to the thieves.

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According to the email, Reputation.com “identified, interrupted and swiftly shut down an external attack on our secure network.”

The company helps people scour the Web to find information about themselves, remove personal information from undesirable websites, and maintain a “data vault” for their own information.

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