Sunday, August 27, 2006

Hometown Favorites Customer List Hacked

Hometown Favorites is an internet based candy store with an excellent selection of hard to find candies. They’re one of the few candy stores on the internet that lets you order individual bars instead of full boxes.

However, their customer database has been stolen and now customers are getting phishing emails.

If you don’t know what a phish is, well, it’s an email that pretends to be from a reputable source like ebay or amazon or a bank that prompts you to visit “their” site and asks you to confirm your account details. It might look like the right site, but it’s really some nefarious folks looking to steal your login information, money or even your identity. Don’t fall for it.

If you have gotten one of these Hometown Favorites emails, it would look something like this according to The Internet Patrol:

?To update the credit card infomation details for your order, please select this link:?

When you click the link, it takes you to a very convincing looking page, which is a direct rip-off of the Hometown site, complete with the last four numbers of your credit card number and the expiration date prepopulated on the page. Then it asks you to put in your SSN (social security number) and date of birth.

If you do get such an emaill, you should probably contact your credit card company and cancel that card.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 11:16 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     News

  1. Can someone tell me then where I might be able to find the red now and laters? I have a special someone that has not had any in a very long time, and I would love to get some for Valentines Day. I am so sorry you got hacked. I had the hometown favorite site for a long time although I never ordered from it.

    Best Wishes,

    Comment by Jeanne on 1/23/07 at 3:30 pm #
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