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Newegg CC Breach Aug-Sept (not a deal but...)

Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:53 am

Noscript and similar probably prevented your data theft if you bought anything from the desktop (letting every site in the world shove random javascript down your cpu is bad):

https://www.volexity.com/blog/2018/09/1 ... in-newegg/
https://www.riskiq.com/blog/labs/magecart-newegg/

Not sure about those that used the phone app as some "custom" apps are really just simple web-wrappers for a mobile site, while others use dedicated APIs etc.
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Re: Newegg CC Breach Aug-Sept (not a deal but...)

Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:07 pm

Yeah, I got an 'egg corporate email about this today. Good luck to the 'egg and all of us customers.
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Re: Newegg CC Breach Aug-Sept (not a deal but...)

Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:12 pm

Wouldn't you know it, I ordered something from Newegg on the 14th of September....

Guess I'll go give Amex a call...
 
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Re: Newegg CC Breach Aug-Sept (not a deal but...)

Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:13 pm

Haven't used the egg in years, probably since around they time they were bought. They just aren't competitive with a number of other outlets I can use. Their customer service was always the best though, don't know much about it these days.
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Re: Newegg CC Breach Aug-Sept (not a deal but...)

Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:19 pm

Yeah I haven't bought anything from Newegg in maybe 15 years. It seems like they've circling the drain for a while now. Breaches using some form of XSS are unfortunately pretty common though.
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Re: Newegg CC Breach Aug-Sept (not a deal but...)

Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:37 pm

Redocbew wrote:
Yeah I haven't bought anything from Newegg in maybe 15 years.

Me neither. Basically not since Amazon added Prime.
 
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Re: Newegg CC Breach Aug-Sept (not a deal but...)

Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:40 pm

I did buy a monitor and some cables recently, but fortunately, the payment method was a single-use VISA gift card that is now empty and destroyed. So that's not so bad.
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Re: Newegg CC Breach Aug-Sept (not a deal but...)

Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:15 pm

Huh, I haven't seen anything and I'm pretty sure I did place some orders.
Its funny, I do use them because I feel like the search works better-Amazon's is so haphazard and things are marked in such a nonstandard way that I often can't find what I'm looking for. Of course, sometimes I then find an item number and then check it on Amazon too.
But I like ordering from Newegg as most of the time I get things next-day (if it ships out of the Elizabeth, NJ warehouse), plus no sales tax. Amazon often hands off to USPS and that messes up deliveries even further.
 
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Re: Newegg CC Breach Aug-Sept (not a deal but...)

Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:37 pm

I did that for a while. I would search at Newegg and then buy at Amazon, but these days I'm not buying hardware as frequently as I used to, and I usually have a pretty good idea what I want before I go looking.
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Re: Newegg CC Breach Aug-Sept (not a deal but...)

Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:17 pm

demani wrote:
...the search works better-Amazon's is so haphazard....


This^

Newegg search and filtering is pretty awesome. These days I get most components from Newegg or the local Microcenter. All other stuff from Amazon.
 
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Re: Newegg CC Breach Aug-Sept (not a deal but...)

Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:32 pm

I have one order that falls within the timeframe. Luckily I had my payment details already saved and didn't enter my credit card number or CVV through Newegg's website during the checkout process, so fingers crossed that I'm in the clear. Gonna give the bank a heads-up either way.
 
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Re: Newegg CC Breach Aug-Sept (not a deal but...)

Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:16 pm

steelcity_ballin wrote:
Their customer service was always the best though, don't know much about it these days.

It went downhill pretty badly about the time of the buyout. They've still got search and selection going for them, but I've been pretty skeptical of them since they put a half dozen lines in their terms saying they won't spam, snuck one in that maybe sort-of allows them to while badly contradicting the other half dozen, proceeded to spam away, and then had their new badly-trained customer service deny strenuously that they would ever do such a thing when I called them on it.
 
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Re: Newegg CC Breach Aug-Sept (not a deal but...)

Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:58 pm

Hmm. I don't Newegg without Paypal , so they wouldn't have been able to get anything as far as I know. Interesting.
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Re: Newegg CC Breach Aug-Sept (not a deal but...)

Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:26 pm

So this only applies if you've entered payment info on their site recently?

They used to be my "go to" site for computer parts, but I don't think I've bought anything there in the past couple of years, for reasons others have already outlined.
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Re: Newegg CC Breach Aug-Sept (not a deal but...)

Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:30 am

just brew it! wrote:
So this only applies if you've entered payment info on their site recently?


Yes, they basically had some extra javascript pinned to the page with the CC info boxes that sent the form to two different places when you hit the submit button (one to Newegg like it was supposed to, one to the bad guy-controlled server). Basically a digital CC skimmer.

According to the article on Ars the malicious javascript showed up on the 16th of August, so potentially anyone that entered CC info there in the last month had their details stolen.
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Re: Newegg CC Breach Aug-Sept (not a deal but...)

Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:45 am

But is Newegg's checkout process actually usable with NoScript or uBlock Origin's dynamic filtering of JS turned on?
 
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Re: Newegg CC Breach Aug-Sept (not a deal but...)

Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:56 am

ludi wrote:
I did buy a monitor and some cables recently, but fortunately, the payment method was a single-use VISA gift card that is now empty and destroyed. So that's not so bad.

This is my favorite way of dealing with high-risk sites, especially since high-risk sites typically involve a web of Tor nodes, VMs and deniable identities. I don't typically consider Newegg to be a high risk site, but maybe I should evaluate that...

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