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It not a joke!!! It is the truth!!!

Giving people what they want: violence and sloppy eating

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If I were a major multinational internet firm that had been hacked..
mini me + poo
.. leading to a loss of customers' names, dates of birth, phone numbers, physical addresses, email addresses, and "encrypted" passwords, I would:

a) say something on the front page of the site; and

b) say something on the site's media centre press release page; and

c) say something on the site's announcements page; and

d) say something on the login page; and

e) say something on the landing page when someone does log in; and

f) say something in an email to every customer.

eBay has done none of those. It did tweet something though.

This entry was originally posted at http://lovingboth.dreamwidth.org/520716.html, because despite having a permanent account, I have had enough of LJ's current owners trying to be evil. Please comment there using OpenID - comment count unavailable have and if you have an LJ account, you can use it for your OpenID account. Or just join Dreamwidth! It only took a couple of minutes to copy all my entries here to there.

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Tempting to think it was just the twitter account got hacked!

I did wonder if assorted media outlets had fallen for a hoax, but there's a statement on the US corporate site - this is the sort of thing that they have to report to their US stock exchange.

But, yes, this is staggeringly irresponsible behaviour.

It's also bloody hard finding the damn password change option!

I didn't find it remotely hard …

It was quite astounding - but, I suppose we should expect no more from a company like that. The email delivery took multiple days - so, as you say, why not tweak the site itself to alert everyone who uses the site immediately?

Not that I've used them in a while now - the way they forced everyone to use PayPal (ie another division of eBay) put me right off. I'd say I'm surprised that was permitted to go ahead in the UK, but consumer protection against monopolies has become something of a weak joke.

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