Most Chipotle restaurants hacked with credit card stealing malware

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A cybersecurity attack that hit most Chipotle restaurants allowed hackers to steal credit card information from customers, the burrito chain confirmed. The company first acknowledged the breach on April 25. But a blog post on Friday revealed the kind of malware used in the attack and the restaurants that were…


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Credit card skimmers discovered locally

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A new method of stealing credit card information was recently discovered at two local convenience stores, only adding the ways electronic thieves can take advantage of unsuspecting citizens. According to Kerr County Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer, credit card skimmers were identified inside gas pumps at two separate stores by a delivery…


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Phone scammers target VA health care program

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is warning military veterans about a phone scam targeting people who call the Veterans Choice Program hotline. The correct number for the program is (866) 606-8198. But if someone makes the simple mistake of dialing 1-800, the scammers go to work. A misleading recording tells…


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Scammers trying to steal credit card data from veterans dialing a fake Choice Program phone line

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is warning veterans of a scam involving a fake Choice Program phone line. The two phone numbers differ only in the area code. The VA reports the fake line does not provide information on the Choice Program or its eligibility criteria, instead it offers…


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Debenhams Flowers hacked: Credit card details of 26,000 people stolen

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Hackers have stolen the personal data and financial details of tens of thousands of Debenhams customers, the company has admitted. In a cyber attack against a third party firm that runs the retailer’s online florist, Debenhams Flowers, hackers managed to take the names, addresses and financial information of 26,000 customers….


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Accused Identity Thief Racks up $12K in Plastic Surgery

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Chicago victim speaks out for the first time: “I thought I was being safe and smart and had difficult passwords. I really feel like this could happen to anybody.” In her first interview since becoming the apparent victim of an alleged $12,000 plastic surgery scam at the hands of a…


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Georgia pair charged in credit card skimming scheme in Alabama; 1 suspect still at large

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Have you checked your bank account lately? You may want to because authorities say hundreds of Alabamians had their debit and credit card information stolen in a skimming scheme that spanned four states. Law enforcement in Etowah County say thieves installed a card skimmer on a gas station pump in…


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Credit cards stolen from cars outside Warren Racquet Club

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Two cars were burglarized outside the Warren Health and Racquet Club on Mount Bethel Road on the morning of Wednesday, April 26, Warren Township Police said. Police received two separate reports of burglaries the next day, Thursday, April 27. One person told police various credit cards had been removed from…


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8 On Your Side: Do chip credit cards really prevent fraud?

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Your credit card is a scam artist’s ticket to stealing your money. New technology is supposed to protect you, but does it? From skimmers at gas pumps to security breaches at major retailers, millions of Americans have become identity theft victims. And the credit and debit cards we all use…


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Prosecutors throw the book at Russian behind credit card hacking plot

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U.S. prosecutors are asking a federal court in Seattle to sentence prolific Russian hacker Roman Seleznev to 30 years this week, saying he personally helped create a multibillion-dollar ecosystem for credit card fraud. Calling Seleznev “a pioneer” in the online theft and monetization of card data, a sentencing memorandum claims…


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Holiday Inn hotels hit by card payment system hack

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The owner of the Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza hotel brands has disclosed that payment card-stealing malware has struck about 1,200 of its franchisees’ properties. UK-based Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) said all but one of the locations affected were in the US, with the other being in Puerto Rico. Guests…


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Savings card cracks stolen credit card case in Stamford

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STAMFORD-It’s not like she was even going to get the savings. Maybe it was just habit. But police say Tashi Sistrunk used own savings card at a local pharmacy to purchase some shampoo and cigarettes. Trouble is, police also say the credit card the home health aide used was stolen…


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Online businesses that handle credit cards have no internet security

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Tens of thousands of online businesses in the UK who handle credit card details have no internet security measures, new research reveals A survey by 123 Reg, the UK’s largest website provider, has found that 10% of e-commerce websites have taken no precautions to keep their customers data safe from…


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Here’s What to Do the Next Time a Business Asks for Your Credit Card by Phone or Email

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Beyond the fact that I am professionally paranoid — I wrote a book about it — there are so many ways for your information to wind up in the wrong hands, especially your credit card information. When we provide our credit card information via remote means, we are often made…


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2 caught in Arlington with more than 50 stolen credit cards, 5 backpacks of mail

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A man and woman were arrested Friday with more than 50 credit cards in their possession, Arlington police said. Police stopped the Alfred and Sheena Cruz on Friday in the in the 2500 block of Skylark Avenue on Friday because they were driving erratically. In addition to the credit cards,…


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How To Set Up A Credit Freeze

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If you have been a victim of credit card fraud or identity theft, you have several courses of action to limit the damage and add a layer of protection to your account, including a credit freeze. But what is a credit freeze, and what are the pros and cons of…


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Hacking Is About to Get a Lot Harder With Cardless ATMs

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A few years back, a friend of mine was traveling from New York City to Paris. After landing at Charles de Gaulle Airport, he reached for his wallet, but realized it was no longer in the back of his trouser pocket. He had been pick-pocketed during his metro ride. All…


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Two arrested for using stolen credit cards

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Two men are in custody after Calhoun County Sheriff Department deputies said credit cards were stolen from a vehicle and used several times. Deputies reported Sunday that they were called to the 200 block of Lyon Lake Road on Friday. The owner of a vehicle said someone stole credit cards…


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Tonawanda man suspected of credit card skimming

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The Town of Tonawanda Police Department is looking for a man suspected of using skimming devices to steal people’s credit card information. Credit card skimmers use special devices that can copy and clone credit card information. These devices are placed in locations you would commonly swipe your credit card, like…


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Hacker convicted on 26 counts related to American Express scam

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A Sacramento federal jury on Tuesday convicted 37-year-old Mihran Melkonyan on 26 counts of wire and mail fraud related to an international hacking operation that enabled cyber criminals to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from American Express cardholders. Melkonyan, of Sacramento, was initially charged in a March 2014 criminal…


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