Bulletproof Credit Card Database breached yet again
In the last year I have received two notices regarding Bulletproof's credit card databases being breached (Sept-Oct 2016 and Feb-May 2017) and my personal information being stolen including name, payment card number, expiration date and my CVV number.
Not sure if bulletproof uses the same security as Equifax, but damn ... who can you trust with this critical info these days? Apparently the onus is on us, the customer to watch our asses. Doesn't matter if a vendor assures you the info is safe. Don't trust anybody!
Isn't Dave's original line of work in internet security? Hehe ... I may be wrong about that ...
After the first time it happened I vowed to never use my debit card (it's so convenient though) again in the bulletproof store and I have stuck to that, so this second breach doesn't have me nearly as nervous as the first one did. But it looks like this is the new normal for all of us.
Theory on what's going on: Once that hacked security info from the NSA was proliferated throughout the underground as it was a while back, there have been a rash of just these types of incidents. And I can imagine how much worse we might be had Apple doled out their security info at the behest of government back when they thought a Muslim man's iPhone may have contained terrorist related info. Good on Apple for resisting giving that info away to the govt after which it surely would have fallen into the wrong hands like so much of this apparently has.
Only use secure credit cards in the bulletproof store ... never debit cards. Hopefully then your bank can intercept the fraudulent use of your credit card numbers before the charges are passed on to you or your credit is negatively impacted.
Anyone else receiving these security breach letters left and right from bulletproof? I have received four of them. I was also wondering whether anybody has experienced someone actually trying to use this info to make purchases, as I have. My bank called to tell me that someone in Texas used one of my mastercards to secure $960 worth of storage space for God knows what. WTF?