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Lead Story

Fraud busting, electronic style


Industry Update

Prepaid players join for expansion

Revenues up in downturn

Cash advance leaders advance

What a time it was: ETA 2008

New interchange rates for MasterCard and Visa, effective April 2008


George Massey

Another 100 years of cash?

Mike Lee
ATM Industry Association

Breaches across America


Welcome to the wireless mainstream

Tim McWeeney
WAY Systems Inc.


Street SmartsSM:
ETA wants you, too

Jason Felts
Advanced Merchant Services

No foundation, no success

Jeff Fortney
Clearent LLC

Merchant security is your business

Adam Atlas
Attorney at Law

Employee retention begins day one

Curt Hensley
CSH Consulting

Preparation power

Daniel Wadleigh
Marketing Consultant

Company Profile

BCC Merchant Solutions

New Products

Optimize revenue, minimize fraud

Vindicia ChargeGuard
Vindicia Inc.

Security stamped on hardware, software

Apriva Certified Secure Program
Company: Apriva


Face off to boost sales





Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

May 12, 2008  •  Issue 08:05:01

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Breaches across America

U.S. Map

Here is just the tip of the data breach iceberg threatening to sink the networks upon which the payments industry depends.

    #h4 1. West Coast:

    Seattle, April 21, 2006 - 3,600 current and former Boeing employee files stolen along with laptop storing them. Oregon

    Prineville, March 6, 2008 - 11,500 records of individuals who donated to Cascade Healthcare Community may have been exposed by computer virus.

    San Francisco, Sept. 28, 2007 - 800,000 job applicants' information stolen from Gap Inc.

    Los Angeles, Dec. 12, 2006 - 800,000 files hacked at University of California, Los Angeles.

    #h4 2. Mountain States:

    Great Falls, Jan. 30, 2008 - 226,000 names and Social Security numbers hacked from financial services company Davidson Companies.

    Arvada, Feb. 11, 2008 - 2,900 files stolen along with personal laptop belonging to Jefferson County Public Schools special education technician.

    #h4 3. Southwest:

    Tucson, Sept. 21, 2006 - 2,500 Pima County Health Department vaccination records stored in trunk of car that was then stolen.

    Houston, Oct. 16, 2007 - 159,000 current and former Administaff Inc. workers' personal information compromised when laptop containing said data was stolen.

    #h4 4. Midwest:

    Indianapolis, April 8, 2008 - 128,000 WellPoint health insurance customer accounts exposed online over one- year period.

    Madison, Jan. 8, 2008 - 260,000 Social Security numbers printed on Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services informational brochures.

    Carthage, Feb. 15, 2008 - 2,000 family files stolen when Crosslines Ministries of Carthage burglarized.

    #h4 5. Southeast:

    Memphis, Feb. 13, 2008 - 321,000 blood donor records missing and presumed stolen at Lifeblood blood bank.

    Miami, April 17, 2008 - Over 2 million records compromised when computer tapes were stolen from the University of Miami.

    #h4 6. East Coast:

    Portland, March 17, 2008 - 4.2 million credit and debit card numbers hacked at Hannaford Brothers Co. super- market chain.

    New York
    New York, April 11, 2008 - 40,000 patient records stolen from New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

    Framington, Jan. 17, 2007 - Over 100 million customer accounts compromised over 17-month period at TJX Companies Inc.

    New Jersey
    Newark, Jan. 29, 2008 - 300,000 Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield members' information stolen with laptop storing it.

(Source: Privacy Rights Clearinghouse)

Notice to readers: These are archived articles. Contact names or information may be out of date. We regret any inconvenience.

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