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    Softpedia: Infected Laptop Leads to Data Breach at Pentagon Federal Credit Union

    Softpedia reports on a security breach at Pentagon Federal Credit Union:

    The Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) is dealing with a data security breach involving personal and credit card information exposed after a laptop was infected with malware.

    In a letter [pdf] sent to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, the credit union’s lawyers reveal that the laptop infection was discovered on December 12, 2010.

    The malware allowed attackers to access a database containing names, addresses, Social Security numbers, PenFed account numbers, credit or debit card numbers of current and former members, joint owners, employees and beneficiaries. […]

    PenFed doesn’t have any indication that the illegaly accessed information was misused so far, but out of caution it has reissued all exposed credit and debit cards.

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