This blog is primarily concerned with NIS 2007 (and a bit on NIS 08). I have nothing to say about more recent versions.

This blog is more or less dormant (except for occasional comments on related news), and is being left on-line as a historical record and perhaps as a warning to future generations of anti-virus coders.

2009-03-20

Report:: Credit cards leaked to black market

REPORT: Symantec renewal customers - credit card details end up on black market. ...

Three of the victims of the scam had bought software renewals from a call centre which handles Symantec software licences. ...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/03/20/call_centre_credit_card_fraud/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7953401.stm

I'd put this embarrassing corporate misadventure into the Karmic-Balance category. LOL.


By the way, AVG's free edition is still working just fine so far as I can see. I haven't been forced to spend much time on it; it just works quietly and with zero fuss.

1 comment:

Fred de Vries said...

The number one rule of technical support, which Symantec seems to have forgotten, is ***PAY ATTENTION***

http://msmvps.com/blogs/spywaresucks/archive/2009/06/16/1695601.aspx