More data handlers hacked

from http://attrition.org/errata/dataloss.html:

If you get a phone call from your credit card company, do you give them your social security number? Your mother's maiden name? The soul of your first-born child? Do you think that the company that holds your personal information cares more about you than their own bottom line? Of course you don't. And of course they don't.

In a single incident, an estimated 40 million credit card numbers could have possibly been compromised.

Wow. Looking at this list, I see at least one site that I've actually used in the past. I guess I'll just have to keep watching my credit card bills...


Post a Comment

<< Home