Debit-card data stolen in breach of retailer

Investigators have traced a recent rash of fraudulent debit-card transactions across the globe to the theft of as many as 200,000 debit records from an office-supply store in California, according to media reports.

Washington Mutual and the Bank of America have canceled customers’ debit cards because of the breach.

The article goes on to say,

The incident is the latest data breach to make the news this year, after a stunning number of problems in 2005. Earlier this month, two Massachusetts newspapers owned by the New York Times inadvertently released the banking and credit card information for as many as 202,000 customers.

A lot of good the RSA Conference speakers’ suggestions about secureIDs and InfoCards, etc. will do when we have such problems as this?

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