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FTC Hands Down Another FTC Act Noncompliance Penalty For Bad Online Application Security

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Yesterday the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) handed down yet another penalty against an online retailer, Life is good, Inc., for not properly safeguarding their online ecommerce applications.
The FTC charged they were in violation of the FTC Act because they promised in their online privacy statement that they would safeguard their customer data, but yet a hacker “was able to use SQL injection attacks on Life is good’s Web site to access the credit card numbers, expiration dates, and security codes of thousands of consumers.”