Charge Anywhere - 09/12/2014

The electronic payment provider Charge Anywhere has notified individuals of a data breach of their networks when an unauthorized person(s) installed "sophisticated malware" that allowed the hackers to "capture segments of outbound network traffic" as the company has explained in a statement released December 9, 2014.The information captured included customer names, card numbers, expiration dates and verification codes of debit/credit cards.The company stated that transactions completed from August 17, 2014 through September 24, 2014 were compromised. However, information as far back as November 5, 2009 could have been captured as well."The incident is the latest reminder of what happens to businesses that handle credit card data and other sensitive information and yet fail to full encrypt the data as it traverses their network. The company has provided a searchable list of merchants who may have been affected by the breach."More Information: