Credit Card Holders Suffer for Their Art

Break-in at popular Website nets card data for thieves

Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading

October 29, 2007

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It's been said that to truly love art, you have to suffer. But according to a warning sent out this weekend, some customers at the popular Website may be in for a bit more suffering than they bargained for.

The online retailer of posters, prints, and framed art on Saturday alerted customers that hackers had gotten into its Website to access credit card accounts., which also operates, said it is investigating the intrusion and asked its clientele to watch their accounts.

Officials at said criminals gained systems entry despite "multiple security layers" and accessed some credit card transactions from July to September. No other technical details on the hack were released.

The company said it isn't aware of any criminal use of the data so far, and that it has beefed up security to prevent further attacks. The retailer did not say specifically what steps were taken.

— Tim Wilson, Site Editor, Dark Reading

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