It’s scary when the crackers turn pro. A group of Eastern European hackers has leveraged some known Windows NT exploits to rewt over 40 Web sites and steal over a million credit card numbers. I wonder if this is going to turn out like one of those serial killer stories where the actual number of victims turns out to be a lot higher than the initial total. The important point here is that they simply tried out known exploits. Had the system administrators at those sites bothered to patch their systems, none of these attacks would have succeeded.