[funsec] Some BofA Clients Find Debit Cards Cancelled
fergdawg at netzero.net
Thu Feb 9 08:51:26 CST 2006
Numerous Bank of America customers have had their debit cards canceled and have been blocked from accessing their accounts online after an unnamed company experienced what appears to be a major security breach.
BofA is refusing to identify the company, saying in letters to customers this week only that the breach occurred "at a third-party location unrelated to Bank of America."
This is unusual. Past data-security breaches involving financial institutions have centered on systems being compromised at either bank offices or those of affiliated firms.
Michael Chee, a BofA spokesman, confirmed Wednesday that the breach in this latest case wasn't at a processing center used by the bank or any other affiliate.
"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
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