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From: TSG (tglasseyearthlink.net)
Date: Mon Dec 08 2008 - 09:04:14 CST
security curmudgeon wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: InfoSec News <alertsinfosecnews.org>
> [Google translation from German to English. - WK]
> On the black market for personal data after searching the business week,
> the bank accounts of 21 million German citizens in circulation. Then, in
> extreme cases, three out of four households in Germany fear that money
> deducted from her checking account, without ever that they have given a
> direct debit.
One of the key problems here in the US is that Bank's do not tell their
Charge Card customer's when numerous zero-dollar charges are made
against their accounts. I literally found NetFlix making Test Charges
as well as Gevalia sending me a starter kit based on numerous
zero-dollar and finally a single charge against that same card.
What I think the Bank's may be 'covering up' is an emerging GLBA
responsibility for disclosing these criminal actions of fraud-by-wire as
the basis of the charges. When they get a bunch of zero-dollar test
charges against an account they MUST react and notify the customer of
'actions which are suspicious at the very least'. This requirement will
paint a much more accurate picture of how many cards are actually in
> Dusseldorf magazine was the gigantic amount of data for almost twelve
> million euros offered. A CD with 1.2 million customers received the
> Business Week as a model. In addition to the Personal details such as
> dates of birth include the records with the bank account number and bank
> code, in some cases even more detailed information on assets.
> The Duesseldorf prosecutor in the week, the explosive economic data on
> Thursday passed, must now clarify how so many account numbers illegally in
> circulation could. According to Business Week first traces lead almost
> completely on small call center operators. To serve mainly to highly
> competitive mass markets such as telecommunications, power or cable
> television many suppliers almost exclusively external service providers
> and call centers. These receive the relevant customer data in part by the
> client. Turn the service providers for their subcontractors, lost control
> over the data sometime in nothingness.
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