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NIS America Online Store Has Suffered A Data Breach

NIS America has begun emailing customers of its online store to inform them that it has suffered a data breach. The breach was discovered on February 26th and the malicious process that was discovered had been running as far back as January 23rd. Here’s what the store and company says happened. Apparently those affected will get credit.

On the morning of February 26th, we became aware of a malicious process that had attached itself to our checkout page. This process was being used as far back as January 23rd, 2018 to skim personal information provided by our customers during checkout after they placed an order at our store.

After entering their billing, shipping, and payment information, the customer would be temporarily redirected to an offsite web page not owned or operated by NIS America, Inc. This malicious process would record the information provided by the customer during the checkout process, including credit card information, billing address, shipping address, and email address. Afterward, the malicious process would return the customer to the NIS America store page to complete their transaction.

Transactions conducted in this manner were still successfully completed on the NIS America store pages. However, the payment information recorded by the malicious process could be used for fraudulent charges in the future. Fraudulent payments could be attempted at any storefront that accepts credit card payments, not just NIS America, Inc. store pages.

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15 comments

  1. Yup! They got my CC and tried to buy $3000 worth of shaving razors, as well as a Netflix Membership, and a bunch of other crap. Luckily, the moment my credit card saw the charges they contacted me right away and denied the charges. But I really hope that the $5 credit they are offering us is just a start. It cost me more than that to put an alert on my Credit file for any new lines of credit being started…

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    1. I bet some do, actually. The really skilled ones that mean nothing nefarious by their actions most likely get hired by companies to test their security systems and see if there is anything that a more nefarious hacker can take advantage of. If the hacker finds something, they report it to the company so the company can patch it. Some will probably even give advice on how to patch it up. (Of course, we never hear about those hackers because a company wants to keep it a secret.) Oh & some of the best people to hire to fight off hackers is other hackers.

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    1. NIS means Nippon Ichi Software. As for NIS America, it was founded in 2003 to publish and localize japanese games for North America.

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