It's easy -- all you need is a database tool and a few minutes online. MSNBC investigation uncovers e-commerce sites' shoddy security.
Just how easy is it to steal credit card numbers on the Internet? On Thursday, MSNBC was able to view nearly 2,500 credit card numbers stored by seven small e-commerce Web sites within a few minutes, using elementary instructions provided by a source. In all cases, a list of customers and all their personal information was connected to the Internet and either was not password-protected or the password was viewable directly from the Web site.
Credit card theft, a problem long lurking in the background of Internet commerce, leaped to the top of consumers' minds earlier this month when a computer intruder calling himself Maxus was able to break into CD Universe's database of user credit cards. There's still speculation about how he did it.
Hmm, dat lijkt inderdaad vrij makkelijk ja. Gelukkig heb ik mijn creditcard nog niet gebruikt op internet...