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Did Amazon get hacked again? Because my CC did!

Old 03-29-02, 04:20 PM
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Did Amazon get hacked again? Because my CC did!

I just made a purchase at Amazon.com for some books 2 days ago. Today my CC company calls me and asks if I made 2 purchases in Switzerland and Virginia for $2500+ in domain names!? I of course did not. The only online purchases I have made with this VISA card is at Amazon. I heard they got hacked earlier this month and had 98,000 CCs exposed on a website for all to see. Article

An investigator is supposed to call me soon to discuss. I want to find out the domain names that were purchased and look into it myself. VISA cancelled the charges and card fortunately.

Has anybody else had this problem recently?
Old 03-30-02, 08:25 PM
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This is the first I've heard of this. I checked online the one card who's bill I haven't receivd yet, and there's no unauthorized charges. Thanks for the alert.
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From the article it doesn't look like the main Amazon site was hacked. The hacked site was Bibliofind.com which is owned by Amazon. I also checked my credit card for unauthorized charges but found none at this time. Did you actually purchase the books directly from the Amazon site or this other site mentioned in the article? Were they rare books?
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They were out of date books. I think Bibliofind does the search through all of Amazon's rare book vendors. I ordered direct from Amazon but a lot of their inventory, if not all, is from other vendors.
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It could conceivably be from a non-online purchase. A few years back, one or more employees in a local (Seattle) chinese restaurant (Honey Court) in our international district area was sending back to Hong Kong copies of the CC numbers/names/info.

dejanews - Credit Card Scam - Honey Court restaurant (seattle international district)

Credit Card Scam technique - SKIMMING (at the new china restaurant)
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I got a call last night from Nextcard asking if three Amazon purchases were valid... they all were...

but it was interesting they called to ask.

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