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The hackers behind the flaying of retail chain Target have turned their attention to parking lots, popping three since December, according to reports. Online airports parking reservation mob Book2Park.com was investigating what appeared to be a breach of possibly thousands of credit cards being sold on infamous carder site …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "We already took action on this, and we are totally on it,"

    The usual f'ing arrogant response: 'We're like totally on it'.. That is after we gave out all your card details plebs! Oh, tough shit if you get hit!!!

    For fuck sake useless governments start fining greedy dumb corporations!

    1. Mark 85 Silver badge
      FAIL

      Re: "We already took action on this, and we are totally on it,"

      Dumb probably isn't the right word.. clueless? Ignorant? Stupid? They found a malicious file but weren't suspicious? Apparently the consultant experts weren't suspicious either? I think this firm deserves to go under just from the attitude. No mention of what's being done for the stolen cards (credit monitoring at least?). No mention of tightening the security lapses. Looks to me like the CEO is failing not only her website security and response but also at Buzzwords/WeaselWords 101.

    2. Medixstiff

      Re: "We already took action on this, and we are totally on it,"

      Unfortunately the corporations would just put a little sweetener in the ruling parties donations tin and eventually it would all go quite.

    3. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

      Re: "We already took action on this, and we are totally on it,"

      For some value of "already".

      1. Elmer Phud

        Re: "We already took action on this, and we are totally on it,"

        "For some value of "already"."

        Cynical git.

        If 'action' meant the usual first call - not to the lawyers but the beancounters.

        "Will this cost us or can we blame it on 'Mooslim Hackerz'?"

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Meh

    Ah Dave again.

    Book2park CEO Anna Infante said it recently had security experts remove a malicious file.

    So 1 of 2 things then?

    I called Dave, that bloke that helped me get Angry Birds on my iPad and he ran an antivirus program and found a file, so we knew we were OK

    Or most likely.

    I've find some malware, removed it and I suggest we do a complete and full audit using a 3rd party that specialises in this. You should contact the customers to let them know so they can look out for an suspicious transactions.

    So you found the malware and removed it. Ok great. la la la laaaa

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Ah Dave again.

      "Book2park CEO Anna Infante said it recently had security experts remove a malicious file."

      Let's remember that this is a parking company, whose business model is employing minimum wage oiks to wander round car parks doing nothing, other than sticking the occasional penalty notice on some criminal who's overstayed. And the private equity firms and infrastructure investors who buy parking companies, they don't give a sh*t about customers either - it's just a business model that amounts to legalised extortion due to limited opportunities for new entrants.

      This isn't a business model that commands respect, or that employs many white collar professionals, and I'd guess that the IT department is one man and his dog (and no matter how skilled and committed he might want to be, he's not going to get the resource to do a proper job).

      The ideal solution is to use cash when you park, so that the cretinous companies who run car parks don't have your card details in the first place, but that's a problem with airport parking, where you have to book in advance. And that's why the crims targeted these specific companies, because airport parking customers have to use their cards, which makes the data breach even more damning.

    2. Elmer Phud

      Re: Ah Dave again.

      "So you found the malware and removed it."

      As in "Found that the front door had been opened by someone pulling the key on the string through the letterbox and broke the string. We have replaced the string. "

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