Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Boston Globe subscribers credit card numbers published

If you happen to subscribe to the Boston Globe or its sister paper, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, you might want to check your credit card statement extra carefully this month.

The Globe sends its papers out with packing slips. To save money, they print the slips on the back of computer printouts. This weekend, some of the printouts were found to contain the names and credit card numbers of about 240,000 Globe and Telegram subscribers. Oops.


At 5:36 PM, Blogger Helen said...

Oh man. Someone there is so fired.

However, better this to happen in relatively-low-crime New England than, say, Los Angeles, Miami, or Memphis. ;) However, still a pretty big snafu there.


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