Leading Online Home Improvement Retailer Files Computer Hacking Suit Against PerformanceToilets.com

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Northern California's Build.com "appalled at unethical business practice"

"We will not tolerate the scraping of our servers and anticipate justice will be served with this case," said Christian Friedland, founder and president of Build.com

Build.com filed a complaint Friday against PerformanceToilets.com (DBA HM Wallace, Inc.) and PriceGrid, LLC in the Sacramento Division of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of California alleging violation of a federal statute governing computer hacking along with state unfair competition and civil conspiracy laws. The case number is 2:2010at00958.

The complaint alleges that PerformanceToilets.com conspired with PriceGrid to extract or scrape data and images from Build.com’s website resulting in multiple denial of service attacks.

“We are appalled at the unethical business practice of HM Wallace, a company who posed as our business partner to gain access to our information,” explained Christian Friedland, founder and president of Build.com. “We will not tolerate the scraping of our servers and anticipate justice will be served with this case.”

About Build.com
Headquartered in Chico, Calif., Build.com has established itself as a groundbreaking and prominent presence in the online home improvement retail space. Build.com creates a unique web experience in the way that it encourages customers to visit a diverse range of “niche” stores within its network. Build.com is among the online category leaders in plumbing, lighting, door hardware, and ventilation. Build.com currently employs more than 250 people and continues to grow and pioneer in the home improvement industry. For more information on Build.com, please visit the company’s web site at http://www.build.com or visit its Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/BuildDotCom.

Contact: Sean Murphy, Public Relations, Build.com, (800) 375-3403, x476.

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