"The Red Sox are one of the most historic and respected franchises in all of professional sports, and their fans are among the most famously loyal," said Jimmy Iovine, Chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M and co-founder of Beats by Dr. Dre. "We are very proud to be partnering with our friends at the Red Sox to introduce these headphones to the fans of this iconic team. We enter this relationship with sincere gratitude to all the athletes that have been so supportive of Beats."
In addition to mad respect from your fellow BoSox fans and dirty glares from baseball's Evil Empire (Yankees), the Red Sox themed headphones come with a Monster headphone cable with Quadripole 4 twisted pair construction (Monster says this reduces signal loss), iSoniTalk iPhone enabled headphone cable, "Rigid Tour" case, anti-microbial cleaning cloth, 1/3 to 1/4 inch adapter, and two AAA batteries.
The headset is available now for $400, and for that price, we wish it came autographed by Beckett.
It issued the warning on its website, in what appears to be a less-frequented section, and opted against directly contacting the users. The company began its statement by downplaying the security breach: “as is the case with many companies that maintain large databases of information, Monster is the target of illegal attempts to access and extract information from its database.”
It claims to have taken the necessary “corrective steps” immediately after discovering the security breach. It has asked users to reset their passwords on their own, though they will eventually be forced to make the change. The company says that the exposed data includes user IDs and passwords, email addresses, names, phone numbers, and some basic demographic data. Resumes and sensitive data is said to be safe.
Monster.com has also advised users that they need to be more vigilant and watch out for specious emails claiming to be from the company.