Kim and I pride ourselves on being first and foremost consumer advocates, that ultimately is why I'm making this post.
For the last week, a lot of our blog friends and frugal bloggers everywhere have been promoting a site called NoMoreRack.com. We ourselves may have recommended this site to you at some point. NoMoreRack(NMR) is a daily deal site. We do love daily deals, but not at the cost of our security.
Clearly things happen, and it seems last night something bad happened to NMR customers. The site was 'compromised' and consumers payment and personal information was being shown on the wrong accounts. I did not participate in this event, and cannot give you an accurate first hand account of what happened. However I know a place where someone, well many someones can. NMR's facebook page.
NMR posted this facebook status a few hours ago:
You can check the update and comments by clicking here.
What I will encourage you all to do is read the comments. I know there are 270 odd comments, but open it up and read through. There you will find first hand accounts of what the concern here is. While NMR is insisting that no one's payment information was compromised, consumers are insisting that's not the case. One fan even went to the extent of calling the people who's information she'd seen to warn them.
"I actually Called Strangers this morn warning them that info had been leaked. It was awful! These were complete strangers!"
I don't know about you, but I'm not a fan of a company that hides behind false statements. Clearly we cannot control what things hackers decide to target, I do expect the businesses that I shop at to have a plan of action in the case that something like this would happen. In the case of a nomorerack hack, I'd like for them to have taken some responsibility.
While my online shopping confidence is not broken, I can assure you, I will not be keeping my NoMoreRack account, weather I use it or not.