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(The Wire)   So, at this point it might be simpler just to list the businesses who have NOT had their computer security breached to allow hackers to access your credit card account data   (thewire.com) divider line 14
    More: Scary, security, Brian Krebs, hotel management, hackers, Sheraton, Merrillville, computers  
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2014-02-03 02:04:29 PM  
Why is NOBODY talking about Rakuten's ongoing credit card fraud problem?

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People who have used their cards online at buy.com (and rakuten.com) find their cards charged 3 or 4 weeks later.

Rakuten claims there is no issue on their end, and the fraud continues. Worse, Rakuten specifically ENCOURAGES buyers to use credit cards instead of PayPal with special offers. Now, even V.Me provides their full CC info to vendors, meaning your CC will be compromised if you buy something from Rakuten with V.me.
 
2014-02-03 02:30:04 PM  
This is why I use Amish banks.
 
2014-02-03 02:35:17 PM  
All the better for hackers to start scratching off names
 
2014-02-03 03:04:12 PM  
I'm still waiting for my employer to get hacked. I'm sure we have some pretty hefty security being a pharmacy, and we have an entire satellite from HughesNet for our internet traffic. Still, 8,300ish stores will process a hell of a lot of cards on a day-to-day basis, making it a big target.
 
2014-02-03 03:27:59 PM  
I prefer cash.
 
2014-02-03 03:57:40 PM  
Everybody use your cards at Target -- probably the safest place to shop right now.
 
2014-02-03 04:23:30 PM  
i trust only steam......
 
2014-02-03 04:51:57 PM  

kittyhas1000legs: I'm still waiting for my employer to get hacked. I'm sure we have some pretty hefty security being a pharmacy, and we have an entire satellite from HughesNet for our internet traffic. Still, 8,300ish stores will process a hell of a lot of cards on a day-to-day basis, making it a big target.


Funny thing is healthcare companies are notorious for under-whelming IT capabilities.  I know pharmacy != hospital, but nah I really wouldn't put much faith in the security purely based on that particular type of business.
 
2014-02-03 04:57:19 PM  
I am very bothered by the indifference expressed by my credit card company. I noticed a very small charge on my card about 3 months after I had visited the US and used my card at a Target in Virginia. This was well before the Target breach was known. I was convinced that the charge was just a test to see if the card was good and that larger fraudulent transactions would follow. But my credit card company did not seem to be concerned, they seemed surprised that I would call them over a <$1 charge and did not have any desire to investigate the source or try to determine where the card may have been compromised. It was only at my insistence that a replacement card was issued. It was many months more before the Target breach became public information. The industry could likely save billions by taking fraud seriously.
 
2014-02-03 04:59:28 PM  
Get Google Wallet card and you only risk what you put into it.
 
2014-02-03 05:00:57 PM  
What's surprising is that the stringent PCI compliance deal must have no downside for violators - or maybe for violators that are big enough.
 
2014-02-03 05:22:05 PM  

netringer: What's surprising is that the stringent PCI compliance deal must have no downside for violators - or maybe for violators that are big enough.


That's because they have never invoked the death penalty. Even when it was a processor that was breached.

(Looking at you Heartland)

Although to be fair in that case the violator promised to move their systems to sixteen different server locations, with one digit only going to each one.

It's safe because there is no way someone could install software downstream on the system that puts the number back together to the customers bank.
 
2014-02-03 05:24:49 PM  

LesserEvil: Why is NOBODY talking about Rakuten's ongoing credit card fraud problem?



People who have used their cards online at buy.com (and rakuten.com) find their cards charged 3 or 4 weeks later.

Rakuten claims there is no issue on their end, and the fraud continues. Worse, Rakuten specifically ENCOURAGES buyers to use credit cards instead of PayPal with special offers. Now, even V.Me provides their full CC info to vendors, meaning your CC will be compromised if you buy something from Rakuten with V.me.


Oh dear lord.

Haven't used them since they bought out buy.com

But don't they have some deal with a shady company to begin with that tries to sneak in a "free" offer at checkout.

/free for first 30 days
//then we charge card for year of nonrefundable service
///want to cancel? Must call tolled phone line with average wait of 60 minutes
 
2014-02-03 10:56:51 PM  
At some point you have to ask why are breaches allowed to happen and continue to happen, who is profiting and who is pulling the strings. Why don't we have a clear picture of our financial enemy?
 
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