CARPENTERSVILLE, N.C. — A car parts website that has been popular with car enthusiasts has been temporarily down after hackers attacked the site, according to the company that runs it.
Car Parts Unlimited was up and running for about a week.
The company said it was notified by the FBI that a cyberattack was underway on Tuesday, but no specific date was given.
CarParts Unlimited had about 6,500 users at the time of the attack, and it has about 1.5 million followers on Twitter.
CarParts Unlimited said in a statement on Tuesday that it is investigating what happened.
The FBI said in its statement that it received information from several sources that indicated that an unauthorized person had gained access to the website on March 23.
That person may have accessed the website and accessed stolen information and other personal information.
The identity of the unauthorized person was not released.
The company said that the hack did not affect its website or its mobile app, nor its services, but it has taken steps to enhance security for its website.
The FBI and other agencies are also investigating.
The incident comes amid a wave of cyberattacks in the U.S. and other nations.
The Department of Homeland Security has reported more than 50 instances of cyberthreats, including a spate of breaches at car and electronics companies in recent weeks.