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'Hacker Safe' Site Hacked!

'customer information, including Visa credit card information...'

     
1:28 am on Jan 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Geeks.com, a Web site that still displays a banner from McAfee's ScanAlert certifying that it is "Hacker Safe," on Friday sent a letter to customers saying that it was hacked last month.

"Genica dba Geeks.com ('Genica') recently discovered on December 5, 2007 that customer information, including Visa credit card information, may have been compromised," said a letter posted on The Consumerist from Jerry L. Harken, Genica's chief of security, to an undisclosed number Geeks.com customers. "In particular, it is possible that an unauthorized person may be in possession of your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit card number, expiration date, and card verification number. We are still investigating the details of this incident, but it appears that an unauthorized individual may have accessed this information by hacking our e-commerce Web site."
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1:15 pm on Jan 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

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> to me seems like your waving a flag in the face of actual hackers.

I totally agree with this. The words 'red rag' and 'bull' spring to mind somehow...

6:47 pm on Jan 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

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thsi service would be great--if you don't put the logo on :-). Kinda beats their marketing gimmick but ...
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