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20 000 stolen credit card numbers in Google cache

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Monday, March 23, 2009
15 years ago2,848 views

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Here's the article if you don't want to click...

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

The discovery by a local IT industry worker was made by mistake.

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.

The credit card numbers are for accounts held with Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Solo, Switch, Delta and Maestro/Cirrus.

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Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

It appears these were not stolen. A title needs some fix...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Another case where Google is not wrong, is it?

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