Chandra Breach: 408 AffectedFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 30, 2007
Media Contact: Aaron Titus
JAKARTA, Indonesia. In August, 2007 a hacker site that apparently traffics in stolen personal information posted a file with approximately 408 credit card numbers online, and available through a major search engine. The file also contained Social Security Numbers, Dates of Birth, Mother's Maiden Names, Passwords, PINs, Addresses, Phone Numbers, Card Verification Numbers, Purchase Amount, and other senstitive information.
The site was registered by "Fadjri" (email@example.com), and the WHOIS registrant's address seemed to be an address in Jakarta (Jl. Bambu Duri IV no.08 Pondok Bambu, Jakarta, 12130, ID. Phone: +62.2193804070). Major Credit Card companies' fraud departments, and the FBI were immediately notified. Google was also asked to clear its caches. Within several days, the website was gone, and Google's caches had cleared.
Individuals affected by this exposure should immediately visit www.nationalidwatch.org and search for their names, to confirm what types of personal information were exposed. NationalIDWatch.org has a list of recommended steps victims should take.
National ID Watch is a search engine for personal information breaches. Sponsored by the Washington, DC non-profit Liberty Coalition, NationalIDWatch.org provides more than a million free personalized Identity Exposure Reports™ as a public service.
Each Identity Exposure Report (IXR) documents what types of personal information were exposed (such as Social Security Numbers, Birth Dates, Addresses, etc.), without revealing them. Each IXR also details the situation surrounding each exposure, and contact information of those responsible for the breach. Armed with this information, victims can further investigate, take action, or correct harm.