Monday, March 09, 2009

Australia: Bottle Domains Hacked, Credit Card Information of 60,000 Stolen

Mark Hawthorne writes on The Age:

In January the personal account details, including credit card numbers, of up to 60,000 customers were stolen from Bottle Domains by a computer hacker, who has allegedly tried to sell the information on the internet.

The Australian Federal Police is investigating and a 22-year-old Perth man has been arrested over the theft and charged with dishonestly dealing in personal financial information.

It seems that Bottle's records were hacked into, and the account information stolen, despite claims that the company was compliant with the latest security standards.

According to industry website eCommerce Report, the alleged thief offered the file of customer records for sale on a hackers website in February — eCommerce even obtained a screen grab of the file posted by the hacker — which included the complete customer credit card details of 25,000 people.

More here.


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