Main | Monday, April 02, 2012

Hackers Hit NYC Cabs

Bad news for lots of people:
Global Payments—a massive international credit-card processor—has confirmed that it suffered a massive security breach. Hackers managed to acquire customer information from up to 1.5 million accounts across North America. As far as we know, every major credit card provider is affected.
Worse news for New Yorkers:
In this case, it seems those most at risk of having had their information compromised are people who paid for an NYC cab ride over the last several months. The only detail Global Payments confirmed was the extent of the damage, though, not the origination. Or, more importantly, how to find out if you're affected.
I use my card in cabs about twenty times a month. At least. Guess I better check my statement. Shit. (Tipped by JMG reader Birdie)

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