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Sat Feb 11 18:48:37 CST 2006
Bank Card Reissues May Be Linked to Wal-Mart Breach
By Paul F. Roberts and Matt Hines <mailto:matt_hines at ziffdavis.com>
February 10, 2006
In what appears to be a widening incident, Bank of America, MasterCard and
Visa all announced this week that they have been informed of a potential
security breach at a U.S.-based retailer.
The companies refused to name the retailer involved, but at least one bank
said that systems belonging to Wal-Mart Stores, the world's largest
retailer, may be to blame.
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