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A Burger, an Order of Fries, and Your Credit Card Number

"Why are small businesses such frequent targets? Because they offer hackers the easiest path to your financial information. In fact, security consultants say, there’s an entire underground industry built around extracting customers’ credit card numbers from retailers’ point-of-sale systems." Slate: Why it’s so easy for hackers to steal financial information from restaurants
posted by beisny on Mar 24, 2012 - 20 comments

fee fie foe fud

Point-of-sale equipment vendor Veriphone issues a stern video about how smartphone payment processor Square makes it easy to skim credit card data. The internet is there to translate. [more inside]
posted by mullingitover on Mar 9, 2011 - 60 comments

A guy paid $5000 to a bank

A guy paid $5000 to a bank for a list of 4 million credit card numbers, complete with name/address of the owners. He proceeded to start making false charges to those cards totalling some $37 million. He's going to jail. My question is, what the hell was the bank thinking? Why are they selling something like that? Didn't they recognize the potential for abuse? What possible legitimate use could such a list have?
posted by Steven Den Beste on Jan 23, 2001 - 8 comments

Egghead cracked by credit-card hack.

Egghead cracked by credit-card hack. Up to 3.7 million credit cards are believed to be stolen from the online retailer's servers.
posted by Hankins on Dec 22, 2000 - 1 comment

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