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Tales of Cyber-Crime Running Rampant

When Donna Getgen opened a letter from her credit union in March, the message within was anything but routine. Getgen was informed that she had been the victim of a cyber-theft. Getgen’s account number, the letter read, was stolen from a database at BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc., where she shopped from time to time. Stunned, Getgen, a business operations specialist for a high-tech company from Owings, Md., would later learn that she was one of tens of thousands of victims of one of the largest cyber-thefts in recent history. The BJ’s security breach, which occurred over seven months from late 2003 to early this year and compromised thousands of debit and credit cards, was just the latest example of the kind of large-scale cyber-crime being perpetrated with greater frequency than ever in the United States and around the world. Full Story

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