Break-in At Egghead.com
from the its-happened-before----it-will-happen-again dept
Egghead.com executives have finally admitted that there was a break-in to their systems and that it is quite possible, and likely, that the intruders gained access to the over 3.7 million customer records, including credit card data. I find it interesting that the majority of the news stories are focusing on the credit card data. That, to me, is the least of the problems. If someone takes my credit card number, great, I’ll just get a new one and although it’s inconvenient, I’m not all that worse off than before. But, what I don’t want is someone having access to my password, home address, various phone numbers, etc… That is far more alarming to me than the credit card theft angle.