What is it called when :

Someone steals and uses your credit card, your account is ___ ?

Not hacked, more like another word for vulnerable?

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    'identity theft' or 'my credit card was stolen'
    – Mitch
    Nov 17, 2016 at 14:08
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    compromised .. . Nov 17, 2016 at 14:21
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    Compromised is and adjective that can be used to describe something where a vulnerability has been found and taken advantage of. Like a credit card being stolen.
    – Hank
    Nov 17, 2016 at 14:22
  • "exposed to risk" ... of cashlessness/poverty :(
    – Graffito
    Nov 17, 2016 at 14:44

4 Answers 4


Like the comments say, you could say your account is compromised:

bring into disrepute or danger by indiscreet, foolish, or reckless behavior.

"situations in which his troops could be compromised"

cause to become vulnerable or function less effectively.

"yo-yo dieting can compromise your immune system"

  • I do agree that compromised is the intended word (I posted one of the comments), I think you should be posting the adjective definitions instead of the verb definitions, since the OP's example does ask for a word to accompany the noun account :)
    – Hank
    Nov 17, 2016 at 21:41
  • @Hank The example implies either an adjective or a passive construction, so the verb definition works just as well here. Dec 24, 2017 at 9:37

Jeopardized meaning "put (someone or something) into a situation in which there is a danger of loss, harm, or failure" according to Google. Also 'credit card fraud'. According to Wikipedia, "Credit card fraud is a wide-ranging term for theft and fraud committed using or involving a payment card, such as a credit card or debit card, as a fraudulent source of funds in a transaction."


Someone steals and uses your credit card, your account is exposed.


exposed adjective

  1. susceptible to attack or criticism; vulnerable


Open to danger of damage, harm, or loss.


exposed adjective
: not protected or covered


Compromised is widely used among the security manufacturers' slogans for example this one by Cyclonis:

Create complex passwords to help make it more difficult for hackers to compromise your accounts

Attribution: "Cyclonis Password Manager." Cyclonis. Accessed April 23, 2018. https://www.cyclonis.com/products/password-manager/.

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