Hackers using Police Credit Card Accounts

Sensei Post in Identity Theft

A database hack exposes police financial data! Reevesnamepins.com, a company that manufacturers the plastic and metal name tags that police officers around the country wear on their uniforms, had its customer database hacked recently, exposing credit card and other personal data for a number of police departments. The discovery was made by investigators at CardCops.com, which monitors online sites and forums for evidence of stolen credit and consumer data. CEO Dan Clements said his company spotted the stolen credit card information while trolling an Internet relay chat (IRC) room dedicated to credit card fraud. Among information posted into the forum was corporate and personal accounts registered to officers and police departments nationwide, including the New York City Police Dept., the Alamosa, CO, Sheriff’s Department, and the Idaho State Police, Clements said.
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