PORTLAND, Ore --- When it comes to Oregon’s delicacies there is not much that Made In Oregon does not sell. Its warehouse in Northeast Portland is stocked with everything you can imagine.
“These shelves will be empty by December 18,” said company vice president Verne Naito. This is the busiest time of the year for internet retail. It is those customers who Naito is concerned about after getting several calls from several of them.
“We suspect we had a credit card compromised while transacting business on your website,” said Naito. Naito alerted authorities who in turn launched an investigation. It appears hackers breached the website’s credit card transaction system.
The company has alerted the 1700 customers who made purchases between mid-October and mid-November. “People have done the right thing and to our knowledge nobody lost a cent to this,” said Naito.
Security researcher Ken Westin says everybody should be worried about these sort of breaches. “Hackers are getting more sophisticated,” said Westin of Tripwire. “They’re finding more vulnerabilities.”
“Upsetting would be putting it mildly,” added Naito. Naito asked staff to beef up security on the Made In Oregon website. He is also offering pre-paid credit monitoring to customers affected by the breach.