19,000 credit card numbers exposed

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http://www.itnews.com.au/News/99250,aus ... mbers.aspx

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A defunct payment gateway has exposed as many as 19,000 credit card numbers, including up to 60 Australian numbers.


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Apart from being the result of poor security, it may also have been aided by a side-effect of the Google search engine, in which the pages of defunct web sites containing sensitive directories remain cached and available to anyone.

The cached data, viewed by iTnews, includes 22,000 credit card numbers, including CVVs, expiry dates, names and addresses.

Up to 19,000 of these numbers could be active. Most are customers in the US and Britain although some are Australian.
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In a case like that, the mistake is that companies have their customer data too close to their web space.

In the case of TJ Max a few months ago, it was a weak wireless network that allowed credit card numbers to be stolen.
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Here's an idea.

Let's close down youtube and use all of that bandwidth to build a system where ALL credit transactions require a fast video conversation between the card holder and card company on the spot.
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You know as farfetched as that sounds, that's not a bad idea. People get rich off of ideas like that
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So I quess every comp will have to have a web cam with a card slide on it

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