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(Click2Houston)   Spec's Liquor Stores gets new prescription glasses, realizes they've been hacked the past 17 months   (click2houston.com) divider line 33
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2014-03-29 09:28:28 PM  
5% cash discount means there weren't many cards compromised.
 
2014-03-29 09:29:37 PM  
So tiered of a-holes stealing shiat. The government hates competition.
 
2014-03-29 09:30:55 PM  
Attack started in 2012 and they just recently discovered it...

Picardfacepalm.jpg
 
2014-03-29 09:31:15 PM  
Specs Superstore has the best beer selection of any store I've ever shopped at.
 
2014-03-29 09:34:04 PM  
I went to any of a few of their outlets all the time when I lived inside the loop...
But since I moved outside the beltway 15-something years ago, I haven't been back... (*whew!*)

Good stores, but the commercials they've been running recently are unbelievably annoying. Instant *click*
 
2014-03-29 09:36:16 PM  
Shoulda' gone to Specsavers?
 
2014-03-29 09:36:38 PM  

wildcardjack: 5% cash discount means there weren't many cards compromised.




Cash discount is also given if you used your debit card at Specs.
 
2014-03-29 09:36:50 PM  
Is nothing sacred
 
2014-03-29 09:40:16 PM  
I often shop at the central tx specs, but the last time I was in a Houston location I was liquoring up in prep for family thanksgiving. I suppose I'll be getting a new card.
 
2014-03-29 09:42:56 PM  
Hey look full track data and/or CVV/CVV2 numbers.   Tell me again how you were PCI compliant?
 
2014-03-29 09:44:41 PM  
Why do they even need to keep that information on file to begin with? Once the transaction is processed I can't think of any valid reason for anyone but the their bank to have that info.

It's one thing if it's a sight like Amazon, they keep your CC info on file so you don't have to fill it out every time you shop, but what legitimate reason do all these stores have for doing so? It just seems like there has to be a safer way to handle this stuff.
 
2014-03-29 09:48:31 PM  
Yeah, you folks keep using your debit cards everywhere for anything and everything. Spread your personal checking account access details throughout cyberspace on every retail network you can find and trust them all to keep your info safe. The problem is that it only takes one bad person to wipe out your bank account leaving you without a single dime until you can get the bank to give you back your money.

I use cash and credit cards. If somebody swipes my credit card info then all they can do is steal the bank's money. My money is still safe. I may lose part of my credit line for a few days but I'm not incapacitated and still have all my money as well as other credit cards available. A minor inconvenience is all.

So tell me again why everybody is so hot to use their debit cards everywhere? I cannot understand the logic.
 
2014-03-29 09:48:39 PM  

wildcardjack: 5% cash discount means there weren't many cards compromised.


We're pretty much a cashless society these days, I doubt many people are going to be bothered with going to an ATM for cash just so they can save 40 cents on a six pack of beer.
 
2014-03-29 09:48:40 PM  

ReapTheChaos: Why do they even need to keep that information on file to begin with? Once the transaction is processed I can't think of any valid reason for anyone but the their bank to have that info.

It's one thing if it's a sight like Amazon, they keep your CC info on file so you don't have to fill it out every time you shop, but what legitimate reason do all these stores have for doing so? It just seems like there has to be a safer way to handle this stuff.


Because they can?
 
2014-03-29 09:51:29 PM  

silly season: ReapTheChaos: Why do they even need to keep that information on file to begin with? Once the transaction is processed I can't think of any valid reason for anyone but the their bank to have that info.

It's one thing if it's a sight like Amazon, they keep your CC info on file so you don't have to fill it out every time you shop, but what legitimate reason do all these stores have for doing so? It just seems like there has to be a safer way to handle this stuff.

Because they can?


Because nobody has ever thought  not to?
 
2014-03-29 09:54:53 PM  

skwerl: Yeah, you folks keep using your debit cards everywhere for anything and everything. Spread your personal checking account access details throughout cyberspace on every retail network you can find and trust them all to keep your info safe. The problem is that it only takes one bad person to wipe out your bank account leaving you without a single dime until you can get the bank to give you back your money.

I use cash and credit cards. If somebody swipes my credit card info then all they can do is steal the bank's money. My money is still safe. I may lose part of my credit line for a few days but I'm not incapacitated and still have all my money as well as other credit cards available. A minor inconvenience is all.

So tell me again why everybody is so hot to use their debit cards everywhere? I cannot understand the logic.


As long as your debit card says Visa or Master card on it, you're just as protected as an actual credit card. If you report fraudulent charges on your debit card, your bank is required to immediately credit back those charges while they investigate.
 
2014-03-29 10:03:38 PM  
At some point we need to start charging the stores with crimes related to dumbass security policies
 
2014-03-29 10:04:00 PM  
SHOULDA USED BITCOIN
 
2014-03-29 10:12:53 PM  
For those who didn't understand the headline:

a.espncdn.com
 
2014-03-29 10:15:36 PM  

SpinStopper: For those who didn't understand the headline:

[a.espncdn.com image 225x300]


...their store name is a slang term for glasses, did you think someone wouldn't get it?
 
2014-03-29 10:17:50 PM  

ReapTheChaos: Why do they even need to keep that information on file to begin with? Once the transaction is processed I can't think of any valid reason for anyone but the their bank to have that info.

It's one thing if it's a sight like Amazon, they keep your CC info on file so you don't have to fill it out every time you shop, but what legitimate reason do all these stores have for doing so? It just seems like there has to be a safer way to handle this stuff.


Some people have tabs at local businesses and get billed monthly.  But I seriously doubt that's the case here.  I assume they were just farking irresponsible with sensitive data.
 
2014-03-29 10:20:13 PM  

skwerl: Yeah, you folks keep using your debit cards everywhere for anything and everything. Spread your personal checking account access details throughout cyberspace on every retail network you can find and trust them all to keep your info safe. The problem is that it only takes one bad person to wipe out your bank account leaving you without a single dime until you can get the bank to give you back your money.

I use cash and credit cards. If somebody swipes my credit card info then all they can do is steal the bank's money. My money is still safe. I may lose part of my credit line for a few days but I'm not incapacitated and still have all my money as well as other credit cards available. A minor inconvenience is all.

So tell me again why everybody is so hot to use their debit cards everywhere? I cannot understand the logic.


Because you are not responsible for fraudulent use?
 
2014-03-29 10:56:11 PM  
Their stores are liquor stores about the size of the Home Depot.

//FYI
 
2014-03-29 11:32:56 PM  
west coast farkers...take bevmo and multiply by 3.

thats specs.

/giggity to the blonde in their ads right now
 
2014-03-29 11:53:18 PM  

ReapTheChaos: wildcardjack: 5% cash discount means there weren't many cards compromised.

We're pretty much a cashless society these days, I doubt many people are going to be bothered with going to an ATM for cash just so they can save 40 cents on a six pack of beer.


You underestimate me.
 
2014-03-29 11:53:21 PM  

ww4.hdnux.comOutlaw2097: west coast farkers...take bevmo and multiply by 3.

thats specs.

/giggity to the blonde in their ads right now



That a the grand daughter of the founder.
 
2014-03-30 12:06:39 AM  

Gonz: Their stores are liquor stores about the size of the Home Depot.

//FYI


They've got hootch from all over the world at Spec's, and they have an excellent selection of beer and cheese at reasonable prices. Why would anyone want to hack a store that has so much to offer the shopping public? Why not hack an evil company instead?
 
2014-03-30 12:41:02 AM  

DoBeDoBeDo: Hey look full track data and/or CVV/CVV2 numbers.   Tell me again how you were PCI compliant?


If you've worked in PCI compliance, you'll know EXACTLY how they were compliant.
 
2014-03-30 01:20:19 AM  

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: wildcardjack: 5% cash discount means there weren't many cards compromised.
Cash discount is also given if you used your debit card at Specs.


Which is what I did at one of the stores on the list that was compromised.
I went down the list and went "Hey, my two main stores aren't on the list! Suckers!
And then I looked at the time date and realized I went to one of the compromised stores twice during that time period.
Debit card for the discount.  Who carries cash?
 
2014-03-30 05:51:15 AM  

ReapTheChaos: As long as your debit card says Visa or Master card on it, you're just as protected as an actual credit card


errrr no
 
2014-03-30 09:51:17 AM  

danpanic77: DoBeDoBeDo: Hey look full track data and/or CVV/CVV2 numbers.   Tell me again how you were PCI compliant?

If you've worked in PCI compliance, you'll know EXACTLY how they were compliant.


I have and I do.   Biggest question for me is if their QSA starts with T and ends in rustwave, hopefully the council will finally axe those jackholes and implement rules that a QSA cannot offer any other products/services of any kind to the companies they are assessing.
 
2014-03-30 01:14:47 PM  

ReapTheChaos: Why do they even need to keep that information on file to begin with? Once the transaction is processed I can't think of any valid reason for anyone but the their bank to have that info.

It's one thing if it's a sight like Amazon, they keep your CC info on file so you don't have to fill it out every time you shop, but what legitimate reason do all these stores have for doing so? It just seems like there has to be a safer way to handle this stuff.


I don't think they were necessarily storing said information.  Looks more like the attackers were eavesdropping on the transactions as they happened, like at Target.
 
2014-03-30 10:12:08 PM  
"It makes me want to take out cash and use cash everywhere I go,"

Don't use cash, use bitcoin!
 
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