Hackers Force Card Recall At MaxFCU

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. - (11/18/05) -- Max FCU said it was forced to cancel14,000 credit and debit cards that may have been compromised byoverseas hackers, according to a letter sent to affected members.The information is believed to have been stolen by identity thievesliving in Russia from the credit union's third-party cardsprocessor. The credit union does not know how many accounts havebeen compromised but recalled the 14,000 cards at a precaution--andat a large cost.

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