Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Hannaford Supermarkets Data Security Breach Update (March 19, 2008)

The investigation into the data security breach at Hannaford Supermarkets is continuing. With over 4.2 million credit and debit cards at risk this is a large event for New England. What follows are the latest news reports on this topic:

"Data theft: Card users told to be ON ALERT", Portland Press Herald, March 19, 2008. This article provides a detailed account of the security breach and a side column offers steps to take if you were a victim.
"Probe into Hannaford data breach continues", Bangor Daily News, March 19, 2008.
"Banks warn of second wave of fraud", Portland Press Herald, March 19, 2008.
"Card fraud fears are felt Customers respond to security breach", Kennebec Journal, March 19, 2008.

To learn how to protect yourself from identity theft and credit- or debit-card fraud see "The Privacy Toolbox: 100 Guides and Resources for Keeping Your Personal Information Safe" by Virtual Hosting Blog.

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