January 25, 2007 |
Customer data stolen by computer hackers from TJX Cos. has been used to make fraudulent debit card and credit card purchases in the U.S. and overseas, the Massachusetts Bankers Assn. said. The fraudulent purchases have been made in Florida, Georgia and Louisiana, and overseas in Hong Kong and Sweden, the association said. Last week, TJX said hackers had broken into a system that handles credit and debit card transactions as well as checks and merchandise returns.
December 28, 2005 |
Marriott International Inc. said its time-share unit lost backup computer tapes containing data on 206,000 employees, time-share owners and customers. Marriott said its Vacation Club International unit was investigating how the tapes disappeared from its Orlando, Fla., corporate office. Marriott said it mailed notification letters to customers and employees.
June 3, 2006 |
Hotels.com, a unit of Internet travel agency Expedia Inc., said addresses and credit card information for about 243,000 of its customers were on a laptop computer stolen from the car of an employee at auditing firm Ernst & Young. The laptop was a random theft, and none of the information seems to have been accessed, Hotels.com spokesman Paul Kranhold said.
January 26, 2006 |
Ameriprise Financial Inc., the former brokerage unit of American Express Co., said a company laptop computer that contained information on about 158,000 customers had been stolen. There haven't been any reports of misuse of the lost data, Minneapolis-based Ameriprise said Wednesday. The laptop was stolen from a locked car that belonged to an employee, and the incident was a "random criminal act," Ameriprise said.
June 8, 1999 |
A top federal regulator warned the banking industry on Monday that it could face new government restrictions if it doesn't curb the sale of customers' personal financial data to telemarketers. "The persistent failure of the industry itself to address abusive conduct creates a fertile seedbed for legislation," John D. Hawke Jr., comptroller of the currency, said in an unusually forthright speech to bank lending officers in San Francisco.
June 10, 1999 |
Several of California's largest banks confirmed Wednesday that they sell or release private information about their customers to third-party marketing companies. Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Union Bank--which together control about 60% of the California market--each said they have shared personal or financial information about their customers through agreements with outside vendors or telemarketers. On Wednesday, state regulators in Minnesota sued Minneapolis-based U.S.