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From: David Shettler (daveopensecurityfoundation.org)
Date: Mon Jan 19 2009 - 13:03:18 CST
Note: This one is of particular interest, as we received some
information about it from a tip last week, and this article is the
first official confirmation of that tip. See our thoughts here:
Forcht Bank disabled 8,500 customer debit cards this week after
learning they could have potentially been hacked into by persons
creating duplicate cards.
Eddie Woodruff, chief operations officer for the bank, confirmed that
8,500 of the bank's roughly 22,000 total debit cards had been
deactivated, but the move was primarily a precaution.
"Right now, none of our customers have reported any fraudulent
activity on the cards," Woodruff said. "We're just trying to take
The cards were comprised when a retail merchant's computer system was
hacked, Woodruff said. The breach affected customers of multiple banks
and multiple debit and ATM networks.
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