by an ID. usually the card gateway ie: a company like authorize.net stores the card # etc but that's validated and approved by visa, etc. the end company ie: a canon or ie: me or anyone just gets a generic "id". now if a hacker ever broke into authorize.net or a large payment gateway ... wow, it'd be hell.
It doesn't matter what OS you're running when stupid employees click on links designed to entice them to be unable to resist clicking on it.Or Linux.
In all seriousness, I have an order from the Refurb shop in the pipeline. Or do I?
And presumably they were hanging on to my card number to charge it when it became available...so the hackers now have it.
Yes. I order a lot of stuff online and am always worried about malware. I've added some filters to my email that do a good job of removing scams, but every month or two, I spot one that got thru. When they get personal data with names and emails, they can craft more convincing fake emails, so its a matter of time before they get me. I have backups on my NAS as well as removable drive and Snapshots stored in a supposedly secure area of the NAS that is not susceptible to locking. I also am in the process of backing up the snapshots, I had to get a 2nd compatible NAS and the hard drives are not here yet. Large hard drives get expensive when you need several.It doesn't matter what OS you're running when stupid employees click on links designed to entice them to be unable to resist clicking on it.
Too many people can't help themselves and will open emails with a title like "Your FedEx shipment rescheduled" even when they haven't ordered anything.
Yes. Trying to buy through Canon’s site with your CC can be a pain. Several years ago I bought a 100-400vII, because I had a nice discount code from Canon. It ended up taking about 3-4 days at least to make the purchase. After I’d complete the transaction, I’d get a email from Canon hours to a day later saying that they had cancelled it(lens was in-stock). I of course checked with my CC company and there were no issues and they weren’t blocking it. After several attempts on-line, I finally ended up having to make the purchase over the phone with a CSR.The credit card processors and companies have rules about how to store your card number. They keep updating the requirements and making it tougher. Finally, I just stopped accepting credit cards and let people use one thru Paypal or Amazon rather than deal with it. Canon has had such tight restrictions on credit card use due to the high value of the transactions that it can be frustrating. I doubt if credit card info would be in any usable form, but if names, addresses, etc were revealed, it can result in fraud and id theft.
Card companies do not allow the CVV to be stored, but a seller can choose to process without a CVV.
I know....the sites are still down and they are just “working on things”..... Corporations don’t just “work on websites for days”. I think the whole ordering system has been hit with the ransomware.Canon has been pretty silent, but it is obviously very bad. They have brought some things back up.
Why do they think hiding and not saying anything is a good move?Newsday has the first "mainstream" media report i have seen on the situation. They apparently have an official response from Canon, confirming the ransomware attack.
Canon U.S.A. Inc., one of Long Island’s largest employers, suffered a cyberattack that knocked out some computer systems, a company spokeswoman confirmed Friday. “Access to some Canon systems is currewww.newsday.com
I hoped so too but it's now onto 'Day 8' or so, crazy! The Federal Government needs to create a task force to go after these guys, you'd think they could track these guys down and make THEM pay for their crimes! Well, once back up there may be a bunch of bargains in the 'refurb bin'!Well crap - guess I won't be getting my RF refurb afterall. Hope Canon recovers quickly!
Generally they are either overseas, or hiding behind an overseas corporation in some third world country that doesn't give a damn.I hoped so too but it's now onto 'Day 8' or so, crazy! The Federal Government needs to create a task force to go after these guys, you'd think they could track these guys down and make THEM pay for their crimes! Well, once back up there may be a bunch of bargains in the 'refurb bin'!