Hackers Pocket Patient Credit Cards, Loiter for Half a Decade at Payment Processor and Exploit BT


Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.

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ER Nurse Canned for Racking Up Charges with Patients’ Cards

Authorities found a fraudulently obtained item and a handwritten ledger listing personal information and credit card numbers for approximately 20 patients in the Florida health worker’s home.

Incognito Hackers Filched Mobile Payment Processor for Almost Five Years

Compromised firm Charge Anywhere warned that some of the card data it sends and receives appears in plain text, allowing attackers to copy it and use it in fraudulent transactions.

Spammers Possibly Breached BT-owned Email Provider

A number of Plusnet customers started receiving marketing emails from a U.S. company on email addresses they had given to Plusnet for billing purposes. These customers say they never gave these email addresses to anyone else and are not receiving the same advertising messages in other email accounts.

Fashion Retailer Bebe Suffers Credit Card Breach

The women’s clothing chain Bebe Stores Inc. says hackers stole customer card data from stores nationwide for a period of several weeks.

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