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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by vram74, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. vram74

    vram74

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    Full story here:

    http://money.cnn.com/2012/03/30/technology/credit-card-data-breach/?google_editors_picks=true
     
  2. voyager4520

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    Thanks for the info.
     

  3. Zell

    Zell IrregularMember

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    That's what I read. It disturbs me when I read about my personal data potentially mined by a hacker. Can't these companies hire the bad guys who do this to find out what they do to get in so they can set up more bullet-proof preventative measures. Why does this keep happening?
     
  4. Never Nervous

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    My bank issued me a new cc a few weeks ago and said my old card had been compromised. Could be why,

    NN
     
  5. cgwahl

    cgwahl Sheriffs a near

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    With computers you're always trying to stay ahead of the game.


    You can come up with something that you believe to be bulletproof and 5 seconds later someone cracked it.
     
  6. hamster

    hamster NRA Life Member

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    Credit card processing systems by their very nature have to allow transactions from millions of points of entry. Some of the systems to handle all of these transactions must by their very nature store "personal" data.

    CC firms do their best to secure things, but just like with any kind of system...someone will always devise a way to beat it. There is no "end point" or "perfect state" after which programmers can sit back and retire.
     
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    harlenm Millennium Member

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    This is related to a cab service in NYC. Even though it's being reported as a major breach, it doesn't appear to be more than a local issue.
     
  8. vram74

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    Another report:


    http://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/03/mastercard-visa-warn-of-processor-breach/
     
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  9. Scott3670

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    I monitor my cards at least once a week to make sure that everything is normal. I check the balance (we pay them in full every month) and make sure that nothing kooky appears on our statements. I also do this with our ATM cards and banks accounts. Call me paranoid but I sleep well at night.
     
  10. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    I resemble that remark.

    I just filed my PCI reports this past week. The fact they were hacked tells me that they are not following their own processes. They will be punished.
     
  11. JK-linux

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  12. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    If you are talking physical hurt, odds are slim that a PCI breach will cause that.

    If you are talking a financial hurt, it has already happened.

    I use to do security for a government entity. PCI vs. NIST is a very interesting conversation. I don't think I would want to implement NIST in a PCI environment or implement PCI in a NIST environment.

    The credit card industry is taking the hit for these. Keep the gov out.
     
  13. vram74

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    More details incoming:

    http://arstechnica.com/business/new...reach-hits-15-million-credit-card-holders.ars