That Is “Some Weapons Grade Stupid” Right There…
When I was 12, I taught myself how to use a plastic milk jug to be able to unlock any door with an ordinary doorknob...Just by holding down a certain button a certain way will give you free sodas out of Drink Machines...and any bicycle chain lock can be unlocked in under 60 seconds, showing the world that even the protected items are so easily within anyones reach, with just the simplest things...and to prove it, hackers who stole the personal details of more than 200,000 Citigroup customers 'broke in through the front door' using an extremely simple technique.
They simply logged on to the part of the group's site reserved for credit card customers - and substituted their account numbers which appeared in the browser's address bar with other numbers.
It allowed them to leapfrog into the accounts of other customers - with an automatic computer program letting them repeat the trick tens of thousands of times. This "OOPS" moment was only spotted in May during a routine check, and quickly reminds everyone of the embarrassing hacking of Sony's Playstation network.
And this is just ONE of the reasons that I can not stand the internet!! Yes we use it everyday, but, I'm sorry, the internet is just a bucket of gasonline looking for a fire to be poured all over!!!
One good thing is that the hackers which targeted Citigroup did not gain expiration dates or the three-digit security code on the back of the card.Those two elements would have made it much easier for the thieves to use the information to commit fraud.
So...should we worry? Too late now...but someone just bought a new pair of expensive shoes...wondering who is paying for them???