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Johnny's Selected Seeds customers' data hacked!!!!!!!
#161359 March 13th, 2007 at 11:51 PM
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For those of you that have bought seeds from Johnny's Selected seeds you need to read this.


Johnny\'s Selected Seeds customers\' data hacked

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WINSLOW -- The Web site of Johnny's Selected seeds has been hacked by an intruder, resulting in the theft of thousands of private records and credit card numbers, a company official said Friday.

Bruce Harrington, the company's director of sales and marketing, said 11,500 credit card accounts were stolen electronically in February.

"This is a violation, this is a criminal act and it's on us," Harrington said. "We are a victim here; it wasn't like we had credit card information ready for the taking."

He said the FBI was immediately notified and the case is under investigation.

Todd Difede of the FBI's Portland office said it is not bureau practice to discuss criminal cases before the cases are adjudicated.

Of the total number of accounts that were breached, about 20 of the credit cards were used fraudulently, Harrington said.

He said the last known Internet Service Provider to register action involving the Johnny's case was somewhere in the United Kingdom.

Harrington said the security system was hacked in a very sophisticated, methodical way..........
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#161360 March 14th, 2007 at 12:20 AM
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Holy cow sca
The things they can do now in the internet age..

I'm glad that this company came forward with the info that this happened...

(I've only gotten catalog's from them Thank~goodness!)


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#161361 March 14th, 2007 at 12:54 AM
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thank you pat, and thanks for following up with the other posts thumbup

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#161362 March 14th, 2007 at 01:19 AM
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No problem!!


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#161363 March 14th, 2007 at 09:43 PM
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Thanks for the info;-)


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