posted on Jun, 20 2005 @ 09:01 PM
There was a post on ATS not to long ago about a huge identity theft, something about a courier losing data for hundreds of thousands of people (or
more) and the loss being a bit suss.
Well now Mastercard are admitting that possibly 13.9 million of it's accounts may have been exposed!
That's a lot of personal data that could be stolen.
"About 13.9 million of the 40 million credit card accounts that may have been exposed to fraud were MasterCard accounts. It was not immediately clear
how many of the other accounts were considered at high risk.
The banks claim only cardholders who used their accounts in the US were affected, but MasterCard has said hackers could also have taken details from
transactions made online."
Again, it looks like the affected are people in America or who used their cards in America either in person or online.
Could this be part of a bigger plan? Identity theft in America has had a big hit recently.