Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd May 2011 22:27 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption "Nikkei.com on Monday reported that an online Sony gaming network has once again fallen victim to a cyberattack. This time, the attack may have exposed the credit card numbers of thousands of Sony customers from around the world. According to the report, over 12,700 customer credit card numbers were stolen during a breach of Sony’s online gaming network, Sony Online Entertainment. According to Nikkei.com, Sony discovered the possible attack on Sunday."
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RE[2]: Out of band authentication
by Alfman on Tue 3rd May 2011 22:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Out of band authentication"
Alfman
Member since:
2011-01-28

"However, here in The Netherlands, everything is done either in cash, or 'via PIN' (debit card/bank card), as we call it."


You keep saying this, and it may be true in your country, but I wouldn't be so positive that visa will always deny signature transactions with merchants outside of your country.


If what you are saying is accurate, I have no idea how you would use your debit card online. Obviously (or hopefully) you do not submit your personal pin on commercial websites.


In regards to the sony case, the loss of this information is very bad for both debit and credit cards.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

If what you are saying is accurate, I have no idea how you would use your debit card online. Obviously (or hopefully) you do not submit your personal pin on commercial websites.


It's already been said in this comment thread:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IDEAL

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Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Thom Holwerda,

"It's already been said in this comment thread:"

Yes I know you stated that, but ideal appears to only be used in the netherlands.

From your link, ideal works when:
"# Merchant offers iDEAL as payment method
# Consumer selects iDEAL and selects his bank"

Didn't you state that your card did work in the US? This would mean that your card would still be of value to international thieves.

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