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Saturday, June 18, 2005

Hackers Steal 40 Million Credit Card Numbers

Posted by a4g @ 6/18/2005 06:23:00 AM

It was revealed yesterday that unknown hackers electronically breached a credit card processing center's computers, stealing financial data for some 40 million credit cards, netting an estimated $372.15 in available credit.

A spokesman for CardSystems, Inc., a processing company that handles transactions for more than 115,000 small to mid-sized businesses, claims that no addresses or Social Security numbers were involved in the theft.

The FBI is focusing its investigation on Tristan Bellows, 16, of Tacoma, WA, who in the last week had begun receiving some 1.5 million monthly statements daily. His parents, Mary and George Bellows, began to suspect something was wrong when tens of thousands of dollars went missing from their checking account. It is believed the money went to pay minimum monthly payments.

The boy was found unconcious in the living room of his parents' home late Friday, his swollen tongue encrusted with envelope glue and crisscrossed with multiple lacerations, believed by investigators to be papercuts.




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At 6/18/2005 03:45:00 PM, Anonymous friends for the Unionist ...
So who do I send my monthly payment too?
Where do I go to increase my credit card usage?
How can I let everybody use my credit card?
Maybe the UN can protect me from credit card fraud?

Why Iam asking you?
Only the UN has all the answers
 
At 8/29/2007 12:48:00 AM, Anonymous CreditThinker ...
I guess, the boy will be a treasure for post office. I bet he would seal envelopes at least twice faster that any machine! he's got some considerable practice experience!
 

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