Monday, May 7, 2012
Estimate of victims from Global Payments increases dramatically
The drastic increase is caused by the revelation that the period of time that hackers had access to Global Payments' account information was much longer than originally expected. Originally, the time of exposure was thought to have lasted from January 21 to February 25. Now the breach is thought to have occurred in the previous spring.
As a result, many more people are potentially exposed to identity theft due to the data breach. If that happens, they will probably be mad enough at Global Payments to turn into their own Hulk.
My initial coverage of this incident can be found here - http://fcralawyer.blogspot.com/search/label/Global%20Payments.