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More Computer Breaches of Security-More Credit Card Records Hacked
 


14 April 2005 at 12:00:00 AM
salon

Seems to be the month to find out that companies are doing a crummy job protecting your personal and financial data, even as they are aggregating ever more details.

A security problem that prompted HSBC Bank PLC to begin warning 180,000 of its credit card holders about potential ID thefts may have also affected several other credit card companies and issuing banks.

Visa U.S.A. Inc. and MasterCard International Inc. both confirmed today that they have been notified of the breach and have in turn notified several banks and credit card companies of the potential data compromise. They declined to say how many companies have been notified.

Since Monday, HSBC North America Holdings Inc., a division of London-based HSBC Holdings PLC, has been asking holders of its General Motors Corp.-branded MasterCard to replace their cards because their confidential information may have been compromised (see story).

Thomas Nicholson, an HSBC spokesman, said this morning that the problem stemmed from a faulty point-of-sale (POS) system at a national U.S. retail chain, which he didn't identify. But a report in the online edition of The Wall Street Journal yesterday said the retailer involved was Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.


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