A reported 22,000 card records have been exposed through cached copies of data stored on a defunct cybercrime server. iTnews in Australia reports that 19,000 of the 22,000 exposed details referred to US and UK cards and that data came from Google cache records of a disused internet payment gateway, a line picked up by Slashdot …
Just checked - took 60s to concoct a seach... however unless I stopped the browser quickly I got a 404 "The requested URL /misc.php?do=needjava was not found on this server"....
Did I magically find the one site (this one doesn't seem to have 22,0000) or are there even more???
It is gone now
Only two hours ago I searched Google and found the site immediately - with lots of data, some of it still in Google's cache. But now everything is gone, Google only left the unsuspicious pages from that server in its index.
"helping google remove the data?"
Whatever happened to "helping Visa/Mastercard/etc cancel the cards immediately" ?
I don't see anything bad in that... because that's what it's supposed to do... in case something goes offline to have a temporary "back up" for it...
Helping Card Providers
To set anyone's mind at rest, the payment card industry was also made aware of the theft of this information and is already conducting an investigation alongside law enforcement. We have of course been in dialogue with them as well to ensure we were all acting in a co-ordinated manner.
Also to set anyone's mind at rest
My mate has your credit card number and wants to know when you'll be paying the bill so he can add to the big tv, ps3, alienware pc, ipod touch, narcotic pain killers, porn, darth vader toaster.. ok never mind, UPS has arrived.. we'll check your balance again tomorrow..