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http://www.hackernews.com/ 485,000 Credit Cards Numbers Stolen, Found on Gov Computer
contributed by Evil Wench A file containing credit card numbers, expiration dates, names and addresses was found last year on a US government website. The thief has been traced back to a European country but it has not been revelaed which one. It is also not been revealed which online service the numbers came from or which government agency was unwittingly storing the numbers. The incident has been confirmed by the Secret Service but first came to light when a bank employee notified reporters. The bank received the notice of the credit card heist from Visa however failed to notify its card holders.
Article links to full story at: http://www.msnbc.com/news/382561.asp
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