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How Do Hackers Get Credit Card Numbers

How Do Hackers Get Credit Card Numbers

In July 2008, hackers broke into a computer at Wyndham Hotels. They stole tens of thousands of customer credit card records, including guest names, card numbers, expiration dates and highly sensitive data from the cards’ magnetic stripe.

It a company¡¦s worst nightmare, particularly in the face of an economic downturn, and to make matters worse, Wyndham didn¡¦t realize the theft had occurred until September. The company remains unsure about how many individual credit card accounts were negatively affected by the incident, however, it¡¦s safe to say today most holiday-makers will think twice before paying for their vacation on credit!


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