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Hacker's Data Dump Appears To Be Old

DATA LOSS—U.S.

June 19, 2012

A hacker that posted a batch of names, addresses, e-mails and phone numbers of credit card customers from around the world may have posted old data, PCWorld reports. Despite the hacker's Twitter post that he had "penetrated over 79 large banks" and holds 50 gigabytes of data on MasterCard and Visa cardholders, a payment card industry source says the data may have been copied from another site. "We see people try to dump stuff all the time and claim that it is real," the source said. One of individuals whose data was posted says the home address listed for him is seven years out of date.
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