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Credit issuer says data lost for 650,000 customers!

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posted on Jan, 18 2008 @ 08:06 PM
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Credit issuer says data lost for 650,000 customers!


www.reuters.com

ATLANTA (Reuters) - A computer tape containing personal data of 650,000 customers of about 230 retailers including J.C. Penney Co is missing, credit card issuer GE Money said on Friday.

Richard Jones, a spokesman for the General Electric Co unit, said a backup computer tape being stored at a facility operated by Iron Mountain Inc, an information protection and storage company, had been lost.

Jones added that Social Security numbers of about 150,000 people were also included on the tape.

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posted on Jan, 18 2008 @ 08:07 PM
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Jeez...I'd say they are going to catch major heat from this. Identity theft here we come!

Not good.

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posted on Jan, 18 2008 @ 08:15 PM
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you know as often as these tapes and hard drives and other forms of information storage disapears you would think that they would at least try a lil harder to keep this stuff secure. i mean hell how much acthual damage has to be done before someone steps up and improves security.


apc

posted on Jan, 18 2008 @ 08:27 PM
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It's still entirely possible this isn't even a security issue. It could have been left in the drive and used twice. Even if it's automated. Computers can make very fast very accurate mistakes.



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