‘Massive’ credit card data breach involves all major brands
News from Fox 31 KDVR.com:

Posted on: 5:33 pm, March 30, 2012, by Tammy Vigil, updated on: 10:37pm, March 30, 2012

DENVER — Millions of customers of Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover may have been exposed to fraud.

Hackers accessed the payment-processing system of a third-party vendor called Global Payments in Atlanta.

That company processes customer credit and debit card transactions.

More than 10 million card numbers may have been exposed between Jan. 21 and Feb. 25.

The company says it discovered the breach in early March 2012. But the information was just leaked Friday, March 30.

But customers won’t know for days or weeks if Global Payments processed their cards.

“I use a credit card every single day,” says Carol Heinisch, shopping along the 16th St. Mall in downtown Friday.

“Because we get points, we use our credit card for everything,” says shopper Don Dudley.

Credit and debit cards can earn you rewards.

And they’re easy to use.

“I can just have it in my back pocket. I don’t have to carry change,” says Don’s wife, Sheri.

But plastic carries real dangers.

“It looks pretty big when you’re talking about the data from millions and millions of credit card accounts,” says computer security ex…………… continues on Fox 31 KDVR.com

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Two sought in stolen credit card case
News from Lehigh Acres Citizen:

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said that on February 13, a victim met with deputies at Lee County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters, 14750 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers to report the fraudulent use of her credit card.

The victim told deputies she last used her card at the Wells Fargo ATM, 5765 Lee Boulevard, Lehigh Acres on Feb. 11, 2012. When she discovered the card missing on Feb. 13, it had been fraudulently used 20 times for purchases exceeding $ 3,500 Transactions had been made at the CVS and Walmart stores in Lehigh Acres. They included purchases for diapers, baby clothes, a Lego Batcave, Two Nintendo 3DS game players and other toys and games.

The case was assigned to a detective with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Economic Crimes Unit who was able to locate video of the suspects using the card.

Photos of two females involved in the fraudulent use of the credit card usage are accompanied to this article. One of the females has long dark hair and is wearing a light colored dress with a white sweater. She may have a tattoo on her right chest. The second female has long dark hair and is wearing a purple shirt and a grey or white hooded sweatshirt, sheriff’s investigators said.

Anyone who has any information on the identities of these women is asked to call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 239-477-1000, or to remain an…………… continues on Lehigh Acres Citizen

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