[ISN] Saudi hacker threatens to expose details of another million credit cards

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2012 03:21:31 -0600 (CST)

By Oded Yaron and Ophir Primat
Haaretz Daily Newspaper

The Saudi hacker who earlier this week exposed the details of an 
estimated 15,000 Israeli credit cards yesterday posted 11,000 additional 
card numbers and threatened to release the details of one million stolen 
credit card numbers in all.

In a message posted by "0xOmar" from the Saudi hacking group Group-XP, 
the hacker claimed he had "hacked much more than you can imagine."

Israeli credit card companies said yesterday they have the new list of 
hacked numbers and are working to assess the situation. Company 
employees are briefing affected customers and canceling their cards. 
Company officials said only a few dozen new cards were in the latest 
list of numbers, and that they were canceled before any transactions 
were made.

According to Shai Blitzblau of Maglan Information Defense Technologies, 
initial checks by company experts indicated that the new file contains 
only a few hundred new credit card numbers, along with around 4,000 
credit card numbers that were exposed in the past year.


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