is in serious trouble. Two major credit card companies have canceled
the cards of customers who bought music from CD Universe, from
which a hacker claims to have stolen 300,000 credit card numbers.
Customers of American Express and Discover will be, or already
have been, reissued new cards, the companies said. About 30 to
50 CD Universe customers have reported unfamiliar transactions
on their credit cards. A hacker calling himself Maxus, e-mail
to the New York Times two weeks ago, saying he had obtained 300,000
credit card numbers and gave out 25,000 of them on another Web
site/ That site was quickly shut down. The FBI was brought in
and they are handling the case. Discover Financial Services is
reissuing more than 10,000 credit cards, most of which have already
been sent to customers for preventative measures. According to
Visa, about 180,000 of the stolen numbers were Visa numbers, but
more than half of those had already expired. CDuniverse can expect
to suffer from the hackers actions.