The Caffeinated Penguin

musings of a crackpot hacker

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Posted By on May 3, 2008

I was issued a new Discover card. I call in to activate the new card and actually have to talk to a rep instead of using the automatic menu system.

This is annoying, and I mention it.

I was told that the reason I had to talk with a rep was because of the security issue.

What security issue?

Well, apparently, someone with whom I did business got hacked and my information may or may not have been leaked.

Hmmm.. Will they tell me who it is?


That should be illegal. They should be required by law to disclose potential security breaches of which they have been advised related to my account.

But, of course they don't want to. One, it would scare folks into not using their Credit Cards. Two, it would negatively affect the company which had the breach, and they don't want to be responsible for that.



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