Burton Snowboards, a favorite brand for downhill shredders and X-Games fans everywhere, has closed down its e-commerce operations due to a “cyber incident” that occurred earlier this week.
In an online system-outage update, the Burlington-based company noted that a Feb. 14 attack continues to impact “some of our operations,” and added, “we are working closely with third-party specialists to investigate the incident and determine the full nature and scope.”
Other details are scant to non-existent. But as of press time, the outdoor outfitter still wasn’t able to process online orders three days after the attack — a decidedly unfortunate state of affairs heading into the core North American ski season.
It did however have recommendations for those who need some gnarly gear fast: Simply visit a Burton-purveying store, or use its new gear-rental service, which will see returnable snowboards, boots, bindings, and outerwear delivered to one’s doorstep.