Monday, July 07, 2008

ATM-Owner Cardtronics Issues Non-Denial Denial in Citibank Breach

Kevin Poulsen writes on Threat Level:

We've all seen companies duck questions about a data breach by claiming that they'd love to talk, but they're cooperating with an ongoing criminal investigation, and thus are sworn to secrecy.

But Cardtronics, which owns the 7-Eleven ATMs implicated in a massive leak of PIN codes and millions of dollars in lost Citibank cash, treads new ground with this press release, which wields the exact opposite logic: they aren't cooperating in a criminal investigation, and therefore have nothing to say.

More here.


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