There was a data breach early last month that exposed 1.5 million credit card numbers. A breach compromising credit card numbers only was reported by Global Payments, a credit card processor, who said that the matter has been “absolutely contained.” This is one of the larger data breaches in the past several years.
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for consumers to be notified that their information may have been breached. Forty-six states have legislation in place that requires companies to notify customers when their personal information at risk of a data breach and data breaches impact millions of Americans each year.
If InfoArmor detects suspicious activity with one of our subscriber’s personal information, we will contact them immediately to discuss next steps.
“Data breach put 1.5 numbers at risk” April 2, 2012, < http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-04/D9TT0GUG0.htm