You Didn’t See This Amazon Blunder Coming

Credit Card

 

While the security community debates over the cause of the latest headline breach, here’s one that should make you scratch your head.

Our credit card had an Amazon charge on it that was not generated by me or my wife.  This was not a stolen credit card issue, a phishing scam, or a breach of any kind. I’m not even sure what to call this one.

The person on the other end of the online chat strongly suggested that the charge had to have been generated by someone in our family. That just wasn’t the case.

The person on the other end of the online chat told my wife there was nothing to worry about and this was just a simple mistake. Simple mistake?  I don't think so.  

It turns out that our credit card somehow made it into another Amazon user’s account. How does this happen?

What is this called? How does it happen? What will keep this from happening again?

Does someone want to name this sloppy credit card handling action?

Jeff Snyder’s SecurityRecruiter.com, Security Recruiter Blog, 719.686.8810