600,000 credit card details exposed by hacker hi-jinx
One of the world's biggest domain name companies has been hacked, which may be bad news if you've done business with them recently.
Network Solutions, which manages over seven million domain names, has reported that a security breach means over half a million credit card details may have been stolen from their servers. Gah. The company believes over 4,000 of its merchant websites have been breached due to unauthorised codes in the servers, which in turn may have been used to transfer data.
“At this point, we have no reports or other reasons to believe that any credit card account information has been misused,” the statement from Network Solutions boldly announced, before admitting the code could have copied nearly 600,000 cardholder’s transactions from between March and June. Anyway, they've said they're sorry and that, so don't worry too much if you find your life stolen from you, like in Trading Places. Or that other one we can't think of.