Monday, February 13, 2006

Retailer in massive breach

A data security breach involving an undisclosed California retail company has prompted Bank of America to cancel the debit cards of numerous customers, a spokesman for the US' largest bank said on Tuesday.

Investigators have traced a recent rash of fraudulent debit-card transactions across the globe to the theft of as many as 200,000 debit records from an office-supply store in California, according to media reports. Both Washington Mutual and the Bank of America have canceled customers' debit cards because of the breach, but neither bank has disclosed the name of the retailer, except to say it is a big-box store, the reports stated.

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