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From: lyger (lygerattrition.org)
Date: Mon Jul 16 2007 - 06:43:35 CDT
Courtesy InfoSecNews (http://www.infosecnews.org/)
By DAVID KILLICK
July 13, 2007
HUNDREDS of Tasmanian Visa card holders have been told to cut up their
cards after a security breach in Sweden.
Computer tapes containing card holders' details nationwide were among
items in a car stolen from a Swedish data processing company in May.
Many Australian financial institutions are affected, but only some are
Islandstate Credit Union has written to card holders this week warning
them to cancel cards and to report unauthorised transactions.
"Your islandstate Visa card details may have been compromised on or
after May 25, 2007, due to a possible data breach in Sweden," it says.
"As a precaution your Visa card needs to be cancelled and a new card
Islandstate credit union spokeswoman Marsha Cadman said fewer than 5 per
cent of the credit union's 80,000 customers were affected.
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