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Hackers Exploit Lax Security
Online rare book store Bibliofind.com, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, this week revealed that hackers broke into its site, obtained credit card numbers for some 98,000 customers, and remained undetected for four months.
Internet security has always been recognized as a big challenge, with countless hackers ever on the lookout for ways into secure databases. But weren't companies supposed to have their best and brightest at work on the problem in exchange for all those credit card numbers that trusting consumers handed over to them?
The Bibliofind incident, following similar hacks at companies like Egghead.com and in-house breaches at Travelocity and Sony's Columbia House, raises new questions about whether Web companies are doing all they can to make their sites safe places to shop."
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