Tuesday, March 17, 2009

More Hacking Fun

Just another hacker story from New Zealand. The interesting thing is that it with all the data stolen fromt he online forms for credit card applications, the theft provides a great way to open legit credit cards somewhere else. So how do you stop legitimate applications from going through now? You have to love the "2 years of free credit monitoring" that all the hacked companies give you.

Hackers steal Shell customer information
Tue, 17 Mar 2009 10:17a.m.

Online hackers have stolen personal information from almost 6000 Shell customers in New Zealand and Australia. Shell spokeswoman Jackie Maitland confirmed to NZPA today that 1400 New Zealand customers were affected and another 4500 in Australia.
Both the New Zealand police e-crimes unit and the Queensland police were investigating.
Ms Maitland said the information obtained by the hackers was contained in online application forms for a Shell fuel card.

Gary Bahadur
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