24 million accounts hacked!

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  1. Cookie

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    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/24-million-customer-accounts-hacked-171026426.html

    Calling on Don...
    what do you think of this Don? :)

    Reuters) - Online shoe retailer Zappos told customers this weekend that it has been the victim of a cyber attack affecting more than 24 million customer accounts in its database.

    The popular retailer, which is owned by Amazon.com, said customers' names, email addresses, billing and shipping addresses, phone numbers and the last four digits of credit cards numbers and scrambled passwords were stolen.

    But it said the hackers had not been able to access servers that held customers critical credit card and other payment data.

    "We were recently the victim of a cyber attack by a criminal who gained access to parts of our internal network and systems through one of our servers in Kentucky," Zappos chief executive Tony Hsieh said in an email to staff which was posted on the company's blog on Sunday.

    "We are cooperating with law enforcement to undergo an exhaustive investigation," he added.

    Zappos said it was recommending that customers change their passwords including on any other website where they use the same or similar password.

    The company, which is well known for its customer service, said due to the high volume of customer calls it is expecting it will temporarily switch off its phones and direct customers to contact via email.
  2. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    I think that kind of thing happens more than we know or hear about.

    Not much can been done to protect you, If you use your credit card Online.
  3. Cookie

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    Now, this is a good idea when purchasing online. Get a credit card just for that purchase, and use it for nothing else. What do you think?

    ps did you like that, calling on Don? LOL.
  4. DonL

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    Yes, That would work.

    A debit card is nice, Then just keep a small amount in the account, for Internet spending.

    Sometimes with credit cards you can get ripped off and may not know until you get the bill, a month later.

    There will always be some scammer out there.

    Most hackers are just "Playing"
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    Yeah, but if you got overdraft protection, they will still get your money, lol. a valid reason for not paying for it. I don't. I don't buy much online, nothing I ever see I want that I can't get in a store.
  6. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    I do a lot of online buying.

    I use a Federal Credit Union, and they don't take lightly to Fraud.
    I have never had a problem that they would not cure.

    You can turn Off Overdraft protection, but sometimes it does come in handy.

    Using a calculator and keeping up with your business is easier, and cheaper, than overdraft protection.
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    with Citi, and Discover cards, plus others, you can generate a "virtual" temporary credit card number that works only for one online vendor. I've used them many times over the years
    http://ptmoney.com/shop-safely-online-use-a-virtual-credit-card-number/
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    nada, zilch, gratis, nuttin'
  10. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    Cool Beans...

    Can't beat that with a stick.
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