I often used to shop online on secure websites, in some cases even recommended by acquaintances or colleagues who had enjoyed themselves and received their orders without any problems. Nobody would ever have thought of a data theft. Among my friends and relatives, online shopping was not a risk, but rather a way to more easily buy goods and services that are often not found in physical shops, or are only available on e-commerce.
I had never met anyone who had been the victim of skimming, or who had experienced credit card thefton the web. I had heard, often on the news, about people having their credit cards cloned through ATM machines. I had heard that the criminals were able to attach a device to the card reader, which copies the data on the magnetic strip. Instead, they would acquire the PIN by means of a fake keypad or a hidden micro-camera.
However, I had never been afraid of online data theft or skimming. Above all, I feared an attack on my credit card through a site I knew very well and trusted, on which I had already made several purchases and each order had always been successful.