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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.

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Lori Shandle-Fox 26 November, 2018 um 8:23 am

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.

Nate Hoffelder 26 November, 2018 um 8:29 am

no idea, sorry

Will Entrekin 26 November, 2018 um 8:58 am

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

Nate Hoffelder 26 November, 2018 um 9:37 am

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


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