Saturday, July 25, 2009

Over Half a Million Credit Cards Intercepted from Network Solutions

Network Solutions servers were breached to the tune of 573,000 credit card numbers. For nearly three months between March 12, 2009 and June 8, 2009 credit card numbers were siphoned off of web sites that used Network Solutions as their payment processor according to the Washington Posts Security Fix web site.

Web servers hosting their payment processing applications were installed with malicious code that captured customers credit card numbers. This type of attack would be invisible to the victim until they noticed their card being used without their permission. Orders on websites would still process normally, but the credit card number would be forwarded to the hackers database.

Remember to check your credit every 12 months or earlier. The official site for checking your credit can be hard to find. There are many companies that charge for this service, but you shouldn't have to pay if you only want to view it every 12 months. Visit this site for more information.

1 comment:

Shashi Bellamkonda said...

Thank you Avani for directing everyone to the right information channels. The Network Solutions team is working round the clock to help our customers understand what we are doing to ensure the impact is minimal for them. Please visit www.careandprotect.com for up-to-date information on the security alert.