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?"
COMPASS [for the CDC-6000 series] is the sort of assembler one expects from
a corporation whose president codes in octal.
-- J.N. Gray