Customers in the dark after credit card leak

Monday 23 March 2009

Article by Mozo

Some credit card customers in Australia are yet to hear from their banks about the accidental publication of account details on the internet.

Many people potentially affected by the accidental leak of credit card details on a public search engine are still yet to be contacted by their credit card provider.

Tech magazine IT News broke the story on Friday (March 20th), warning that the account details of around 19,000 credit card and debit card users could be found online on a popular search engine.

And while the feds and Visa have said they are investigating, the magazine has now revealed that some credit card companies are yet to inform their customers about the leak.

One young credit card customer from Victoria said that her bank had told her nothing, adding that she was just relieved the card had recently expired.

The leak was first stumbled upon by accident by an IT worker, who realised that Google was caching sensitive information stored by online shops, with records going back many months.

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