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Hackers breach credit processor, thousands of cardholders at risk

By Matthew · 18 replies
Mar 30, 2012
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  1. Hackers swiped the financial data of thousands of people in a security breach earlier this year, according to reports by Brian Krebs and The Wall Street Journal. Global Payments Inc.,…

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  2. Which is why I prefer to pay with cash for EVERYTHING.
  3. Its not always possible to pay by cash especially if you are buying items online, ebay, etc...
  4. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,124   +1,617

    My Bank of America VISA was part of this group only no fraudulent activity occurred. I only found out because I tried to use my card yesterday and the charge was denied - very embarrassing. Contacted the bank to find out what was going on and they mentioned mine was a part of a large group of cards that had been compromised and that they had already mailed out a replacement card. I was pretty pissed - "well if you guys knew this and had already mailed out a replacement, how come you didn't inform me so I wouldn't have tried making purchases on my old card??" *****s...
  5. Fight club ; project mayhen ,lol
  6. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 610

    using cash is easier and safer, but when you live in a garbage part of your town like i do there aren't any atm's in the area. the three that existed got stolen years ago.
  7. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,565   +551

    damn dude thats extra ghetto, every other gas station has one inside around here, im few miles from a really ghetto town and a decent town

    @ article, since I got a really nasty virus last week iv been afraid to log into my bank account or even deposit a new check, I almost wish banks would go back to filing cabinets, i need to change my pass just in case, sigh
  8. penn919

    penn919 TS Maniac Posts: 270   +157

    How do you steal an atm? wtf
  9. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,534   +421

    With crow bars, a couple bodies worth of muscle, and the cover of night. I've walked past the hole in which an ATM used to be in before, it's pretty impressive to say the least, though depending on the age of the building and the ATM, the thing might not even be bolted down.
  10. MrTomTom

    MrTomTom TS Rookie Posts: 21

    Prepaid Mastercard.
  11. Online - I use credit cards with a very low limit only

    Offline - I have a RFID blocking wallet because criminals can get a person's credit card info just by sitting around with a crude handmade device
  12. Oracle for today:
    This is just a preview of how digital info and digitally powered "anything" still succumb to Human power-as does ething on this physical realm. Just think; Google wants to drive our cars with us as passengers and some robot driving. Our CC #'s which is theoretical info, aren't even integral; is it expected that any other -public-automation is exempt from |337 5|<!1Iz hrmmm?? Too fast in the WRONG direction is where society is being led by greedy shepherds. Wake the **** up people really.....really.
  13. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    What scares me is the fact that they dont really know how many cards were compromised. That only makes me nervous. What makes it even worse is they didnt catch anyone!! If I were to go rob a bank, I would leave tons of forensic evidence at the scene of the crime. Hacking doesnt even give the authorities that much info. If the hackers were smart enough to break into the PCI network, then they prolly wont catch them until they make a mistake.
  14. and so comes the mark of the beast...
  15. "How do you steal an atm? wtf "

    thats the easy part. the hard part would be getting the money out.
  16. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 3,160   +1,413

    56,000 compromised cards? that's like what .001%. Anyway... credit card companies are very fast to call you if suspicious activity shows up, or turn your card off altogether. And if someone does get a purchase through, they won't blame you anyway.

    I once got cheated on ebay.... ebay did nothing, 4square didn't help... but my CC company refunded all my money.
  17. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 460   +59

    I read the early numbers were more like 10 million credit card numbers compromised. And Stage 1 and Stage 2 information was taken, which they say is enough to clone cards. Some have already been used.
  18. Don`t worry - they couldn`t get the security codes, so they have to try multiple combinations for each card. This will probably slow em down unless they have a large network of computers to make paralel queries.
  19. Last month i was missing half a milion! ('bout a hundred U.S dollars), Bank replaced it
    Today they got 200 grand (40 U.S bucks), n i was shoppin with my gurl! :(
    I wanna hack Visa's too :( or yank out an ATM with a Toyota Hilux or sum'n. lol


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