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German card leak delivered by microfilm




German card leak delivered by microfilm
German card leak delivered by microfilm



http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/16/german_credit_card_leak/ 

By John Leyden
The Register
16th December 2008

Editors of the Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper were stunned to receive a 
box containing the microfilmed details of tens of thousands of credit 
card holders last week.

The anonymously-dispatched microfilm included customer details including 
names, address, credit card numbers and payment records. A few PIN 
notification letters were included within the parcel received by 
Frankfurter Rundschau but, contrary to early reports, PINs were not 
included on the microfilm received by the paper.

The data came from Landesbank Berlin, Germany's biggest issuer of credit 
cards, and referred to cards held with ADAC (a German motoring 
organisation), Amazon Visa and XBox Classic credit cards, among others. 
Also included in the package was a bill from IT service firm Atos 
Worldline addressed to Landesbank. Atos charged Landesbank .71,400 
($98,000) for data processing services.

Information in the package dated from last August.

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