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amazon
16-09-2003, 11:27 AM
Apparently NET4U has finally finished and they are now posting customers credit card details on the net, I was phoned and warned of this about 10 minutes ago,told to cancel my credit card. Not sure of details yet, so if you had dealings with these *******s may pay to secure your card,

tweak\'e
16-09-2003, 12:29 PM
looks like their site is still up. are you sure its not just yet another bullshit rumor ?? btw if they did start posting details i'm sure they would be liable under the privacy act.

segfault
16-09-2003, 04:41 PM
Sounds a bit dodgy to me, however I wouldn't touch Net4U with a barge pole. For those of you not familiar with them, they were stealing bandwidth from other ISP's a while ago.

See http://www.computerworld.co.nz/webhome.nsf/0/9624CB39A4EE23A0CC256CF50011DB4F?opendocument for more info.

Murray P
16-09-2003, 06:40 PM
didn't work for me, try this Bandwidth Thief (http://www.computerworld.co.nz/webhome.nsf/UNID/ECC1DC7AC559AB80CC256CF4001F2C03?OpenDocument&Highlight=2,Net4U) and this IDG Search (http://www.computerworld.co.nz/srchsite.nsf/Results/A1042B5ACF6CA86ECC256DA30023D7FC?OpenDocument&Net4U)

Cheers Murray P

segfault
16-09-2003, 10:55 PM
You are correct murray - I'm sure it worked earlier :D

stu140103
17-09-2003, 11:45 AM
it seem that amazon is right have a read of this:
Hacker put details on web in spite (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3523946&thesection=technology&thesubsection=general&thesecondsubsection=)
A 14-year-old hacker put 895 customer records of Hamilton internet provider Net4U on the web in an act of spite...
NZ Herald

kiwibeat
17-09-2003, 12:20 PM
OOcch thats nasty,lucky I didnt have anything to do with them ,young kid too so no possible court actions against him for doing the posting

kiki
17-09-2003, 12:25 PM
> Apparently NET4U has finally finished and they are now posting customers credit card details on the net, I was phoned and warned of this about 10 minutes ago,told to cancel my credit card. Not sure of details yet, so if you had dealings with these *******s may pay to secure your card.

Oh you could've gone out and bought yourself a new computer & tv off the net, and you would have had adequate proof someone stole the card number hence you wouldn't be liable for paying for anything.

-=JM=-
17-09-2003, 12:36 PM
There is also a possibility that the person behind it all can't be held for any losses either due to his age.

-=JM=-
17-09-2003, 12:37 PM
> Oh you could've gone out and bought yourself a new
> computer & tv off the net, and you would have had
> adequate proof someone stole the card number hence
> you wouldn't be liable for paying for anything.

Don't think you could get away with that unless you're getting it shipped to some place other than your own house.

brucea
18-09-2003, 10:14 AM
I've talked to net4u about this,
Apparently they've known that their database had been leaked since APRIL .. APRIL Thats over 4months.

I was one of the customers whos details got leaked.. My credit card and everything was sitting out on the net for anyone to see.

And i only found out yesterday (Sep 17th) .. My bank only found out yesterday and canceled my card for me.

Its a breach of privacy to have my details on the web. But i feel what was even worse was it was covered up by net4u.

Any action taken against net4u i will gladly join.

-bruce

tweak\'e
18-09-2003, 10:26 AM
mmmmmm......a 14 year old hacked an isp (that he used to work for) thats run by a 17 year old.

no offence to a few people here but what did you expect from a company run by kids ?:|

would the 17 year old even be old enough to be liable ???

Murray P
18-09-2003, 10:29 AM
Hope he has wealthy parents.

Cheers Murray P