Bowker Finally Notifies Users of Hacked Website and Stolen Credit Cards

It’s been over 3 weeks since I informed you that one of Bowker’s websites had been hacked and that credit card numbers had been stolen, and Bowker is just now beginning to inform the affected parties.

I heard of the news on Twitter from Angela Highland:

It could be worse; I’ve been reporting about Createspace account getting hacked for seven months now, and yet Amazon has said nothing – not to those impacted, nor even to me.

Bowker’s 3 weeks may be frustrating, but it’s nothing compared to Amazon’s Seven Months.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Lori Shandle-Fox26 November, 2018

    Any info on when their site might be fixed / up and running to take new orders for block isbns? I’ve been waiting nearly 3 weeks to get a response to my faxed request.

    1. Nate Hoffelder26 November, 2018

      no idea, sorry

    2. Will Entrekin26 November, 2018

      Are you publishing print? If not, don’t worry about it and just publish without them.

      1. Nate Hoffelder26 November, 2018

        yes, ebooks don’t really need ISBNs – you can always add them later


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