Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Supermarket chain exposed
4 million card numbers.

According to this story in the New York Times, the Hannaford Brothers supermarket chain has reported a security breach that potentially exposed 4.2. million credit and debit card numbers. However, only 1,800 cases of resulting fraud have been identified so far.

Stay tuned.

This is a problem that won't go away until all companies processing financial information are put on the hook for all resulting losses, and are made to realize that they are on the hook. (Sarbanes-Oxley for the shopping and working public.) As with so many other things, public outrage is losing its force from sheer repetition of the offence.

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