2.2 million credit cards hacked!

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  1. Max Leung

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    Hacker accesses 2.2 million credit cards.

    So far, it seems none of the accounts were fraudulently used. But man, 2.2 MILLION? Where the hell was network security? Oh wait, I bet they were laid off during the dot-bomb crash. [​IMG]

    I hope nobody here got their credit card numbers taken.
     
  2. Marshall W. Carter

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    Anyone getting access to my credit cards will be greatly disappointed...heh.
     
  3. Holadem

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  4. Don Black

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    Just wait until it happens to medical records...
     
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    I had my card details appropriated by a hacker (along with about 100,000 others) a couple of years ago. On that occasion, it was no big deal - I received a new card with new numbers within a couple of days.
     
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    No offense, but I don't think that that is true for a second. Sure, you might not care what your neighbors' health is like. But what about your kids' teachers? Your girlfriend? Your mayor? Let's look at it from another angle. Would your employer be interested in it?

    What if you found out your single male neighbor had AIDS? Would his sexual orientation be in question? How does his medical file affect what people think about him?

    I think what this hack has revealed is that it will happen. It's inevitable. No network is 100% secure and there are lots of networks. Computerized credit scores and histories have long been used and abused by people. What makes you think that medical records will be immune?

    Think globally, not locally... And if you disagree, that's okay too. [​IMG]
     
  8. Bill Catherall

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    If none of the cards were used for fraud, how would one know if their info was hacked?
     
  9. Chris Lockwood

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    Actually it was more like 5.5 million accounts, unless this is a separate incident.
     
  10. Dan Hine

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    Dan, good for you, however, you will have to acknowledge that people DO care about that kind of stuff, right or wrong. It's about privacy. For those who might not want others to know their health issues (I am not one of them), it's a big deal.

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    Holadem
     
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    Now that American Express has weighed in, the count is now up to 8 million credit cards compromised.
     
  13. Kevin P

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    I just went online and my credit card doens't seem to show anything out of the ordinary. Of course anyone who uses my card fraudulently will be sorely disappointed with my $500 credit limit...

    KJP
     
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    My wife's not worried about this because she has 16 million credit cards.
     
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    [​IMG] Jay, I've only got 1.


    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     
  16. Carlo Medina

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    Huh, the headline now says "5.6 million" - the thread poster has 2.2 mil, a few posts up says 5.5 mil, is this person still at work hacking and they are upping the totals real-time (over 6 billion served!). [​IMG]
     
  17. Max Leung

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    Geez, they changed the headline! Those bassterds!

    Bleah, I'm sure this will occur so often that it'll be ignored like all the other "headlines".
     
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