41 Million Credit and Debit Cards Compromised

The case involves the U.S. Secret Service and Department of Justice. It is a staggering example of identity theft that crosses many international boundaries:

“The US authorities have charged 11 people in connection with the theft of credit-card details in the country’s largest-ever identity theft case.

They are accused of stealing more than 40m credit and debit card numbers before selling the information.”

link: US cracks ‘biggest ID fraud case’

It is sophisticated hacking that occurred at a variety of venues. It makes one wonder what criminal activity is ongoing and remains to be uncovered.

Remember that it is possible to be pro-active and to monitor your credit. Free credit reports are available. It has become imperative to monitor one credit history. It seems that even a casual retail purchase makes one a possible victim.

Catherine Forsythe