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Web.com hit by credit card breach

Another Internet company Web.com credit card security breach. When you're online, you will never be secure no matter what their public relation tells you. Keep in mind "Security is a process, not a product", continuous security awareness and training will help you minimize risks.

Though I commend their security monitoring team to find out about the breach on it's early stage.

"On August 13, 2015, Web.com discovered an unauthorized breach of one of our computer 93,000 customers (of the company's over 3.3 million customers) may have been compromised. The company quickly uncovered the unauthorized activity as part of its ongoing security monitoring, shut down the access, and immediately began working with a leading IT security firm to conduct a thorough investigation. We have reported the attack to credit card processors and the proper federal and state authorities. Affected customers have received an email from the company notifying them that their credit card information has been compromised and explaining the steps they must take. A letter, sent via the US Postal Service, will follow in the next few days.
systems. As the result of this attack, the credit card information of approximately 
Web.com will provide one-year of free credit monitoring for all customers who have been impacted by this incident." (2015 August 20, Web.com)

By the way, who's accepting "cash payment" to register a domain name or website services? Anyone knows?

This post is sponsored by Moscom.comNeedName.com and DomainString.com
Source: KING.NET

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