Recent Hacking of Real Hot Stuff

Discussion in 'Online Stores and Purchases' started by mrcloudy, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. mrcloudy
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    Today, I noticed about $1200 dollars of pending purchases on my bank account. My bank will reverse everything that happened, fortunately. Oddly enough, on RHS' website, they say credit card info isn't saved... Anyhow, did anyone else get burned by the recent hacking? Please check your account(s) before answering! Can't say I felt comfortable using my card instead of paypal. :P

    Order date: 1/3/12

    Here's a screencap of their website for anyone who's too lazy to check before saying "fake." :)

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  2. jesterscourt

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    Always use Paypal
     
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  3. sputnix

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    hmmm one post just joined, have not heard of this hacking, only link about it......... I'm going to go with fake but could also be someone stole your credit card info
     
  4. Fudge

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    How do you know you got hacked from RHS?
     
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    Of course you could check the homepage of their website, before reaching that conclusion...


     
  6. mrcloudy
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    I know, right? If only they accepted it. At least I'll know better next time! lol
     
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  10. ShadowSoldier

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    RealHotStuff isn't chinese.
     
  11. Magsor

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    My bad.
    I did not bother to check which one got hacked i tough it was the chinese one. Which i was dubious of the trustworthiness;)
    I guess any website can get hacked
     
  12. RchUncleSkeleton

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    Here's the quote straight from their homepage (RealHotStuff.com):

    It has come to our attention that our site was hacked during the Christmas season. The issue was resolved a week ago. To ssure our customers, we do not save any of our customers' credit card information on file. We do not believe any of our customer's information has been leaked. If you are still experiencing any problems with our site, please contact us. We apologize for the issue and are willing to work out with ourcustomers with any issues.

    Due to problem with paypal, we do not accept paypal payment any longer. Please use Credit Card or Money Order as the payment method.


    So, they no longer accept paypal and they don't know how to use spellcheck or proofread what they post on their site.

    I was gonna purchase something for my friend last week, kinda glad I didn't.
     
  13. Fudge

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    Damn, I purchased from there around mid-late December. I really hope my info wasn't compromised, otherwise I'm fucked.
     
  14. RchUncleSkeleton

    RchUncleSkeleton Skeletron 9000

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    You can always call your bank and cancel the card you used and get a new one.
    As long as you don't have any unauthorized charges on your account you don't
    have to worry about money missing. Once you cancel your current card they'll
    no longer have any access to it.
     
  15. mrcloudy
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    I recommend blocking it. It will take a week to get the new card, so that part sucks. Check for any unusual $1 charges. They did that a few times to determine if my info was still valid. I wouldn't have been notified (or noticed) if they didnt get greedy and try to buy a $821 vizio from walmart. lol
     
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    RHS employee here.

    We are taking this situation very seriously. As of 1/6/12 our hosting/servery company has scanned and confirmed our site to safe. We have been monitoring our site consistenly, with our latest scan occuring yesteryday. I can confirm that we do not save any credit card information due to stringent security rules regarding the acceptance of credit cards over the internet (for businesses).

    To all customers who have visited our website between December 2011 and January 6,2012, please check your computers for any malware and such.
     
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    Idk if it was thru RHS or somewhere else since I do use my card tho I bought an acekard and 3in1 from them about two weeks from now around January 9-10 and I woke up today at 4am to a message on my cellphone with a bank notification of a yahoo wallet charge on my credit card. I've never even used this service so this means some else added my credit card to their yahoo wallet account. I froze my account asap since the charge was just the authorization ($1 dll charge just to authenticate card) and more charges could come in the future so I immediately cancelled it.

    Like I said not sure if it was thru RHS but it is damn possible.
     
  18. redfalcon

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    I also received a shady booking (1$) on my credit card from a company named "ATT". My bank notified me, since they knew this company checks with small bookings if the card is valid to commit further frauds. My bank blocked the transaction, locked my card and send me now a new one. Since I only use my card on Amazon and Steam otherwise, this must come from RHS. I nearly ordered a EZ-Flash, but didn't commit the order since the shipping fees to Germany were too high.
     
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    Had charges for Walmart, ATT, Minecraft, and a few EA games. Thought I could get some useful information by contacting them. ATT was completely unhelpful. Walmart wouldn't release the information to me--only to the police if I authorized them to. Moneybookers (minecraft) and EA were able to find orders using my cc number and tell me an email address. Didn't get any hits searching the emails adresses I got, and the local police wouldn't investigate walmart since it happened in NC. Oh well, I'm sure the criminals will get caught sooner or later.
     
  20. someonewhodied

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    Based on the poor grammar and the location that was posted, im gonna go ahead and say that whoever hacked the site posted that there and is trying to get more credit card info.