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KEH credit/debit card data breach

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by WithOpenedEyes, May 7, 2016.

  1. Ran across guys talking about this on the Rangefinderforum. Seems like this happened a week or so ago. Any KEH buyers seen odd transactions in their accounts? Last purchase I made was in July, so I think I'm OK...although I haven't checked for odd activity. Probably a good idea.
     
  2. Strick

    Strick Mu-43 Regular

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    Rob
    I got the letter from KEH this week. My card and info was part of the breach. So far nothing out of the ordinary (fingers crossed). They did put me on credit monitoring for free for a year. It still is frustrating.
     
  3. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I used PayPal with them, thankfully.
     
  4. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

  5. Strick

    Strick Mu-43 Regular

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    Rob
    I'm just saying if you shop online, nothing is absolutely safe.

    Here's a guy who had money stolen from his PayPal account.

    My PayPal account has been hacked – michaelwhite.online

    So it's possible. Just keep an eye on your accounts and payments and all is good. The CC companies are good are refunding fraudulent purchases.
     
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  6. Feel like going to the bank every payday and taking it all out...leave my checking account empty. Can't steal what isn't there.
     
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  7. Strick

    Strick Mu-43 Regular

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    Rob
    Haha! I hear ya! Under the mattress. Safest place. :)
     
  8. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Yikes - sounds like a PCI DSS fail. Why are they even holding CC data?

    If you're a customer, make sure you know how a business handles your personal and cc data before transacting with them. If you're a business (large or small) make yourself aware of the PCI DSS and its requirements around securing data (which encompasses personal information as well as credit card data).
     
  9. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oh, of course. Shopping in store can leave you vulnerable, too, as often that data is breachable, too. Checks can be forged. Cash can be lost or stolen.
     
  10. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    I would not assume that you are OK, and yes it is a good idea to check for odd activity. I got caught up in the Adobe breach from a transaction that happened years ago. I suspect that they can hold on to data for longer than we can imagine.

    Good luck,

    --Ken
     
  11. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    On that basis I would be cancelling that card & getting a new one (with new number). Why keep using a card number that someone has got that shouldn't & may one day attempt to use?
     
  12. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 2, 2015
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    Rob
    It's a fact of life these days.
     
  13. Strick

    Strick Mu-43 Regular

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    Rob
    Between my monitoring my CC statements and purchases, the banks lookout for fraudulent purchases and the credit monitoring, I'm not worried. Like Speedliner says "It's a fact of life these days." Like I mentioned earlier, if you stay on top of your credit you will fine most of the time. If this was happening every week or I noticed any fraudulent activity then the card will be cancelled.

    Have fun and shop safely!!
     
  14. oldracer

    oldracer Mu-43 All-Pro

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    My PayPal account is linked to a seldom-used checking account that never has as much as $100 in it.
     
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  15. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Some years ago I had some moron try & charge $20,000 to my card (not a possible chance anyhow), but the bank immediately froze that account & issued me with a new account/card. It's what you do if there is a risk on that card number. Close it & start again.
     
  16. HarryS

    HarryS Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    I was caught by the KEH hackers. I bought some UV filters from them, and my credit card info was used to scam some online retailers a week later. My credit card company alerted me, and cancelled the number after we talked. I didn't know KEH was the leak until they sent me a letter last week.
     
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  17. DeoreDX

    DeoreDX Mu-43 Veteran

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    You get a physical letter from them? I haven't seen anything. Ordered something from them mid April.
     
  18. HarryS

    HarryS Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    The breach happened in early March, and hopefully was cleaned up in that time frame. Yes, I got letter via US mail. I have to find it if I want to subscribe to the credit monitor service.

    Last time I used one, I used Equifax to freeze the opening of any new accounts under my SS number. That was so long ago.
     
  19. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 All-Pro

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