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(The Verge)   California DMV goes full Target   (theverge.com) divider line 36
    More: Fail, DMV, california dmv, Brian Krebs, Target, credit cards, issuing bank  
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10977 clicks; posted to Main » on 23 Mar 2014 at 1:15 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-03-23 01:18:16 PM  
Pretty sure California sold the CC information to Russian hackers to pay off some of it's debt.

/uber alles
 
2014-03-23 01:19:03 PM  
Don't mind the "it's"
 
2014-03-23 01:20:32 PM  
Dude...u never go full target.
 
2014-03-23 01:22:00 PM  
Could not happen to nicer people.
 
2014-03-23 01:24:48 PM  
Not a good thing, but bearing the mind the number of people in Calif, "thousands" isn't exactly much to worry about. Not many details in the FUD article, either, so I'll hold off on waving my arms around.
 
2014-03-23 01:28:41 PM  
Insert napster.jpg

Wanted for questioning...
 
2014-03-23 01:38:39 PM  
For some reason I thought the article would be about discounts and promotions.

Kinda like renew two car registrations for the price of one.
 
2014-03-23 01:38:55 PM  
Once again, actual security is the least of concerns among security companies. Any penny that doesn't go towards meeting bare minimum requirements for regulations, and self-promoting their security theater, goes straight to the pockets. They don't care about your security, they care about theirs.
 
2014-03-23 01:39:30 PM  
They've taken to calling their employees "team members"?
 
2014-03-23 01:43:40 PM  

The Gentleman Caller: Once again, actual security is the least of concerns among security companies. Any penny that doesn't go towards meeting bare minimum requirements for regulations, and self-promoting their security theater, goes straight to the pockets. They don't care about your security, they care about theirs.


Especially since it's the government. They don't give a fark. Why should they? It's not their information. If they get sued, there's no loss to a bottom line. No one will get fired over it.
 
2014-03-23 01:45:38 PM  
Accidental double entendre?

"California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) appears to be the latest target of a credit card breach"
 
2014-03-23 01:46:20 PM  
Well, that's just what I need. I renewed my license online in December.
 
2014-03-23 01:46:59 PM  
It"s funny because states sell DMV info all the time.
 
2014-03-23 01:48:40 PM  
Newsflash: if you discover outrageous charges on your next credit-card statement, it wasn't some hacker, those are standard CA DMV fees.
 
2014-03-23 01:53:32 PM  
I a card is used fraudulently, and the  verification service "approves" it, I believe, it would cease to be my problem. The contracted service was wrong, so not my problem. Now go away.
 
2014-03-23 01:54:32 PM  
I am so glad I don't have credit cards. I keep my money hidden under my mattress.
 
2014-03-23 02:08:12 PM  

SomeoneDumb: Not a good thing, but bearing the mind the number of people in Calif, "thousands" isn't exactly much to worry about. Not many details in the FUD article, either, so I'll hold off on waving my arms around.


Here's the non-FUD article.

Cards that were used on-line for the DMV were impacted.

One bank had 1000 cards impacted. That's on top of the 3000 cards that were impacted by the Target breach. $10/card replacement, that's $40,000 off their bottom line.

It's especially bad if you
 
2014-03-23 02:14:10 PM  
It could have been worse: they could have gone full University of Maryland.  Those UofM farkers kept social security numbers for YEARS as a stand in for a unique student ID only to have it get stolen.
 
2014-03-23 02:19:09 PM  

Mateorabi: It could have been worse: they could have gone full University of Maryland.  Those UofM farkers kept social security numbers for YEARS as a stand in for a unique student ID only to have it get stolen.


until a few years ago Nevada applied a simple equation to SSNs to determine driver's license numbers.  They changed that pretty soon after the local newspaper published the equation
 
2014-03-23 02:21:03 PM  

The Gentleman Caller: Once again, actual security is the least of concerns among security companies. Any penny that doesn't go towards meeting bare minimum requirements for regulations, and self-promoting their security theater, goes straight to the pockets. They don't care about your security, they care about theirs.


By "security companies" do you mean banks? When one of these breaches happens, they end up stuck with the bill for issuing replacement cards, plus the loss of the revenue they would have had during the time the account is closed and the customer hasn't received the new one. They're not emerging unscathed.
 
2014-03-23 02:25:34 PM  

duffblue: Pretty sure California sold the CC information to Russian hackers to pay off some of it's debt.

/uber alles


This. is the beginning of the retaliation that Putin promised.
 
2014-03-23 02:40:58 PM  
Can we go to chip and pin now?  How hard is this?  I gues the question really is, how expensive is this.
 
2014-03-23 02:43:10 PM  

The Gentleman Caller: Once again, actual security is the least of concerns among security companies. Any penny that doesn't go towards meeting bare minimum requirements for regulations, and self-promoting their security theater, goes straight to the pockets. They don't care about your security, they care about theirs.


What security company? Seems to me the problem may be that California didn't use a security company, or even a third party secure payment gateway
 
2014-03-23 02:46:04 PM  

Misch: SomeoneDumb: Not a good thing, but bearing the mind the number of people in Calif, "thousands" isn't exactly much to worry about. Not many details in the FUD article, either, so I'll hold off on waving my arms around.

Here's the non-FUD article.

Cards that were used on-line for the DMV were impacted.

One bank had 1000 cards impacted. That's on top of the 3000 cards that were impacted by the Target breach. $10/card replacement, that's $40,000 off their bottom line.

It's especially bad if you


...see that the 1000 cards represents 2% of their userbase.
 
2014-03-23 02:51:45 PM  

Mirandized: I am so glad I don't have credit cards. I keep my money hidden under my mattress.


I'm so glad I don't have any money in my bank account to steal. And a credit rating in single digits.

Go ahead and steal MY identity, suckers!
 
2014-03-23 02:57:11 PM  

DemoKnite: Can we go to chip and pin now?  How hard is this?  I gues the question really is, how expensive is this.


Chip and pin doesn't help for card not present fraud...
 
2014-03-23 03:28:11 PM  

caleb4god: Dude...u never go full target.


I approve of this thread

img.fark.net
 
2014-03-23 03:59:54 PM  
I drive in California without a license, so I'm safe.
 
2014-03-23 04:04:23 PM  
Misch:

One bank had 1000 cards impacted. That's on top of the 3000 cards that were impacted by the Target breach. $10/card replacement, that's $40,000 off their bottom line.

I recently had to get my card replaced and the bank charged me for that service. If that's SOP, then that $40,000 might be better thought of as income than as an expense for the banks.
 
2014-03-23 05:39:45 PM  

SomeoneDumb: I recently had to get my card replaced and the bank charged me for that service. If that's SOP, then that $40,000 might be better thought of as income than as an expense for the banks.


Find a better bank.  I've occasionally had my credit card numbers stolen, and I never had to pay a cent to get the cards replaced.
 
2014-03-23 05:47:33 PM  
I had to get two new credit/debit cards because of the target thing. Sucks when you have auto-pay set up... And you've had the same card number for years.. Now I have to memorize two new card numbers.
 
2014-03-23 06:51:44 PM  
The fun part is that the credit card companies had to announce it, not the DMV, which probably hasn't even realized it's been hacked yet.

/we keep calling, but every time we get a message about our window closing because the employee went on break
//I'm sure the DMV will 'fix the glitch' just as soon as they're obligated to repay the losses the credit companies otherwise have to absorb
///might be a while
 
2014-03-23 07:06:03 PM  
My wife's card just got used for a shopping spree in PA, thing is she has never been there. Farking DMV dark you twice
 
2014-03-23 11:32:26 PM  
Ive dealt with these assholes (California DMV) twice to apply for driver licenses. BOTH times they "shared" my details with the jury system so I was requested for jury duty twice. Both times I had to prove to these assholes that I am not eligible for jury duty since I am not a citizen and had no farking plans on being a farking american citizen. I was required to farking PROVE I was not eligible or I would be fined (guilty until proven innocent "but I sent my passport LAST time, and YOUR farkING PAPER SHOWS I AM NOT A CITIZEN" ... "sorry sir, send another copy or face a fine"). That group of people should kill themselves and do us all a favour.
 
2014-03-24 01:26:24 AM  
Thank Dog I paid cash to the Satanic DMV in January to renew my drivers license.
 
Skr
2014-03-24 06:33:35 AM  
Don't recall ever being able to use a credit card at the Minnesota DMV. Just cash or check. Suppose it could be different depending on counties. Anyways I wonder if the Cali DMV will offer the same sort of piss poor "Identity Protection" that Target is offering.

On a side note, I went to purchase some items from Target the weekend after their breach (with cash.) Ended up stumbling into a 15% entire store wide "Sorry We Farked Up" sale that wasn't publicized. It was nice, but I think they would have been better off making that sale better known. Most people I know were avoiding Target like the plague right after that breach.
 
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