Monday, June 30, 2008

Fraud Flash for the week of June 30, 2008

June 18, 2008
Domino's Pizza (Tucson, AZ)
Investigators found credit card numbers blowing in the wind. These piles and papers contained hundreds of old receipts from Domino's Pizza stores. The former owner had been discarding boxes of old records and somehow all those receipts got loose.

June 19, 2008
Citibank (New York City, NY)
A Citibank server that processes ATM withdrawals at 7-Eleven convenience stores had been breached. The computer intrusion into the Citibank server led to two Brooklyn men making hundreds of fraudulent withdrawals from New York City cash machines, pocketing at least $750,000 in cash

Petroleum Wholesale (Houston, TX)
The company dumped hundreds of records in a publicly accessible trash container outside its former headquarters. The records included receipts with customers' names and full credit or debit card numbers, including expiration dates. The records also included returned checks and forms containing customers' names and bank routing, driver's license and Social Security numbers.

June 23, 2008
Bank Atlantic (Tampa Bay, FL)
Bank Atlantic confirms they had a data loss, involving their MasterCard debit cards. It happened through a local merchant, but at this time, isn't saying which one.

Colt Express Outsourcing Services/CNET Networks (Walnut Creek, CA)
Burglars stole computer systems from the offices of the company that administers the Internet publisher's benefit plans. The computers contained names, birth dates, Social Security numbers and employment information of the beneficiaries of CNET's health insurance plans. CNET was only one of several clients affected.

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A Microsoft Word document was improperly transmitted electronically outside of the department. The document contained the salaries and titles of everyone on the document. It may have also compromised their names and Social Security numbers.

June 24, 2008
Southeast Missouri State University (Cape Girardeau, MO)
A former employee has been indicted on two charges of identity fraud and one charge of computer trespass after being found in possession of 800 student names and Social Security numbers.

June 27, 2008
Phishing hits one in four Asian banks
Banks in the region are realizing the importance of online transaction security but not many have taken steps to address this, according to a new study.

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