This week’s data and analytics news include South Carolina Department of Revenue’s data breach, First Niagara Bank’s debit card breach, and the arrest of ATM fraudsters in Thailand.November 21, 2012 | The Asian Banker Editor
South Carolina Department of Revenue reveals data breach
South Carolina Department of Revenue officials reported that roughly 3.6 million Social Security numbers and 387,000 credit and debit card numbers belonging to South Carolina taxpayers were exposed after a server at department was breached by a hacker. The state’s Department of Revenue became aware of the breach in early October, with the hacker revealed to have stolen customer data in mid-September.
First Niagara Bank warns customers of security breach
First Niagara Bank recently notified its debit card customers that MasterCard had detected a security breach in its merchant network that could put some accounts at risk. The bank confirmed that it will cancel affected debit cards as of November 13th 2012 and issue new ones as replacement.
Bulgarians detained for ATM fraud in Thailand
Thai police have arrested Bulgarians Ancho Haritonov Stenkov and Tervel Dimitrov for attempting to steal electronic data for purposes of cloning ATM cards in the island province of Phuket. Both men have confessed to the crime, whilst a third suspect is believed to be on the run.
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