Although accidents do happen, an unauthorized access of credit card information is no accident at all. This situation should prompt the credit card company to develop a tighter, more secure online system. Citigroup revealed, read the full story at Third Planet News, that 200,000 of the company's credit card customer information was recently hacked.
I don't have a credit card now but I had one before. Because I don't want to take the risk of forgetting to pay on time, whenever I use the card I usually pay the next day. I'm debt-free and worry-free because of that decision.
Do you have a credit card? You should research on what you should do to keep your personal information safe from getting hacked.