from the ever-had-your-number-jacked?-you-will dept.
jeffw writes: "Once again a Russian cracker got into a online credit card database and attempted to extort money from the company . MSNBC has the details. Previous incidents were covered on Slashdot here and here.
This time it was the appropriately named CreditCards.com, a credit card processing service for merchants. You would probably expect to be notified by one of the processors, the card issuer or the merchant, but in this case victims have to notice the fraudulent charges themselves and contact their card issuer.
Hmm, CreditCards.com. I'm sure no cracker would ever think of that as a juicy target. Why not name your company FreeMoneyForCrackers.com instead?"
"The eleventh commandment was `Thou Shalt Compute' or `Thou Shalt Not
Compute' -- I forget which."
-- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982