Friday, August 08, 2008

Irish Credit-Card Holders Hit By Online Theft

Via The Belfast Telegraph.

Irish banks are reportedly working to cancel hundreds of credit cards following a suspected online security breach.

Reports this morning say fraudsters are believed to have hacked into the database of one the country's leading retailers to steal the credit card details of its customers.

The theft was discovered on Wednesday night after the thieves tested stolen credit card details on a US website, spending a small amount to see if they would work.

Irish banks were informed that hundreds of their customers may be at risk of identity fraud as a result and they have contacted these customers to cancel their credit cards.

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