Google search reveals 19,000 credit card details

By Carrie-Ann Skinner, PC Advisor
 
The credit card details of 19,000 Brits that shopped online were freely available on Google, it has been revealed. Anyone using the search engine could have easily accessed not only the name and addresses of thousands [infoworld.com] of Visa, Mastercard and American Express card holders, but also the full card details too.
 
According to the banking body APACS, the majority of the cards had already been cancelled but the owners were probably unaware their information was available online.  Google confirmed the information has since been removed.

By Carrie-Ann Skinner, PC Advisor
 
The credit card details of 19,000 Brits that shopped online were freely available on Google, it has been revealed. Anyone using the search engine could have easily accessed not only the name and addresses of thousands [infoworld.com] of Visa, Mastercard and American Express card holders, but also the full card details too.
 
According to the banking body APACS, the majority of the cards had already been cancelled but the owners were probably unaware their information was available online.  Google confirmed the information has since been removed.

 

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