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Watch Thieves Install Fake Card Scanner in Seconds

Miami Beach police are searching for the 2 men

(Newser) - Police are looking for two men spotted installing a credit card skimmer on a point-of-sale system at a Miami Beach gas station on Wednesday. As a Digg post observes, the ease of the whole operation is "frankly terrifying." A surveillance video shows two men approach the counter of... More »

Here's Why You Should Freeze Your Credit Reports

It's the only way to stop criminals from opening new accounts in your name

(Newser) - Freeze your credit reports before you get burned. That's the message from security experts, consumer advocates, and some state attorneys general. They say more people should consider a credit freeze as a way to block identity thieves from opening new credit cards and other accounts in your name. They... More »

33 PF Chang's Hit by Data Breach

Company releases list of locations, dates

(Newser) - PF Chang's confirmed in June that data from credit and debit cards used at its restaurants was stolen, and now the company is providing more details on its ongoing investigation into the security breach, including a list of 33 restaurants that may have been affected and the dates that... More »

Credit Card Breach Hits 2.6M Michaels Customers

Plus 400K Aaron Brothers customers

(Newser) - Michaels Stores Inc. said yesterday that about 2.6 million cards, or about 7% of all debit and credit cards used at its namesake stores, may have been affected in a security breach. The nation's largest arts and crafts chain said its subsidiary Aaron Brothers was also attacked, with... More »

Millionaire Finds Kid's Lost Credit Card, Charges Pizza

Dentist had $250 in cash on him

(Newser) - So a millionaire dentist stumbles across some student's lost credit card in a parking lot, and promptly goes inside the store to ... charge $40 worth of pizza? That's the sad-sack story of Richard Ludwig, according to Florida cops, who found him inside Mia Pizza Pasta Kitchen waiting on two pies... More »

Credit Card Hacker Gets 20 Years in Prison

Albert Gonzalez stole 90 million credit, debit numbers

(Newser) - Albert Gonzalez, the man who stole more than 90 million credit and debit card numbers from American retail giant TJX, was sentenced to 20 years in prison yesterday. It is the longest-ever sentence for a computer crime in America. Prosecutors hope the sentence will serve as a deterrent. “What... More »

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