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Undoing Hacker's Damage

PNC Bank is replacing 1,700 Visa check cards because someone gained access to the numbers. PNC Bank said yesterday that it deactivated about 1,700 Visa check cards used by area customers after Visa notified the bank Wednesday that a computer hacker gained access to the check-card numbers. It was not clear yesterday whether standard credit cards also were affected. The hacker did not break into PNC’s system, but into the system of Data Processors International Inc., an Omaha, Neb., firm that processes transactions for credit-card companies. Visa check cards act like debit cards, in which funds for purchases come directly from checking accounts. PNC spokesman Matt Cabrey said the bank deactivated a total of about 9,500 Visa check cards. PNC has customers in six states, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Cabrey said PNC had received few calls from customers about the matter. Full Story

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