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Roughly 1,700 Made In Oregon customers who made purchases online at MadeInOregon.com are receiving letters from the company after several customers reported their credit card numbers being compromised.

The company has stated that between October and November, there was “possible unauthorized access to the website’s credit-card transaction system.”

The FBI and credit reporting companies have been notified and company has hired security and forensic experts to identify the extent of the damage and implement additional security controls.

This type of breach is becoming more common, where the business is not aware that their systems have been compromised until external indicators of a breach such as customers complaining of credit card numbers being stolen, or exfiltrated data and intellectual property is discovered on external sources.

I will be on KGW tonight at 10PM and 11PM discussing the breach and what businesses and consumers can do to protect themselves.

 

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