News Briefs: Hacking Incident Forces SCU To Recall 140 Debit Cards

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Sharon CU recalled about 140 MasterCard-branded debit cards last week after the card association notified it that accounts may have been compromised by a database hacking at an unidentified retailer. Mark Emerson, COO at the $275-million SCU, said they immediately recalled all of the cards and issued those members new ones. "There's no indication that any of the accounts have been compromised. There's been no incidents of fraud," Emerson told The Credit Union Journal. It is at least the fourth time over the past two years that member accounts at SCU have been potentially violated, including a recent hacking at a local shoe company that forced SCU to recall some debit cards.

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