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Florida Struck With Three Cyber Attacks in One Week

Florida is turning into a hotbed of identity theft and credit card fraud. According to CNET, this week brought news of three major security breaches in Florida that have put the personal information of tens of thousands of regular citizens in danger. First, Best Buy discovered that an employee at a West Palm Beach location may have been using a device to skim data off of credit cards as they were...

Millions of Credit Card Numbers Nabbed in Payment System Breach

It wasn't all that long ago that grocery shoppers at Hannaford were sent reeling with the news that their credit cards had been nabbed by hackers -- 4.2 million credit card numbers were stolen in total. If that was you, chances are you still haven't memorized your new credit card number, and that's just as well because you may need yet another one, as another breach has been identified -- one...

New Visa Card Features Keypad, Generates Random Security Codes

In response to popular concerns with online credit card fraud, Visa Europe has announced a newly designed credit card, complete with a keypad and digital number display, according to the Daily Mail. While the credit card is of the usual size and features a credit card number and magnetic strip for use with conventional card readers, it does not have a security code number in the traditional...

British Hackers Using Stolen American Credit Cards

If you've heard the news about the millions of credit cards stolen from supermarket chains over the past year or so, you've probably started to trust your little slabs of plastic a little less than you did before. You're liable to be even more wary now, as word is being spread that British hackers are planning a mass assault on U.S. credit card accounts using numbers snagged from hacked security...

Hackers Who Stole Credit Card Numbers from Dave & Busters Arrested

The Justice Deparment on Monday said that a ring of international hackers has been busted after harvesting an untold quantity of credit card numbers from the servers of restaurant chain Dave & Busters. The hackers installed software on 11 of the company's 12 national servers that stole so called "track 2" data, which contains credit card numbers, expiration dates, and security codes, but no...

Thieves Snag 4.2 Million Credit Card Numbers from Supermarket Chain

Since December of 2007, the massive grocery store chains Hannaford Brothers and Sweetbay were hit by one of the largest incidents of credit and debit card data theft the U.S. has ever seen. Hannaford Bros., which owns the supermarket chains in the Northeast United States and Florida, announced on Monday that thieves had snagged an estimated 4.2 million card numbers and expiration dates, though...