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Re: UK Consumer Advocate Spills Credit-Card Data
Posted by: ECT News 2001-06-25 12:47:30
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The Consumers' Association, a British advocacy group that
campaigns to increase online security, said Friday that
it suffered a security breach in its TaxCalc
software site that left the credit-card information of nearly 3,000
customers exposed to unauthorized third parties.


The security flaw affected customers who purchased a copy of the
Association's Which? TaxCalc 2001 software from its TaxCalc.com site.


Re: UK Consumer Advocate Spills Credit-Card Data
Posted by: Pete Wilder 2001-06-25 12:55:26 In reply to: ECT News
If somebody like Which can't get it right then what chance does the consumer have? This is an organisation funded by the EC, a household name in the UK, and they can't even get their own house in order.

Hopefully people will eventually realise that "you can't get "owt for nowt" and professional ecommerce authenticators like surfchek will become the benchmark for consumers' trust.

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