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[PenFed is short for Pentagon Federal Credit Union - WK]
Bank Deals Guy
January 11, 2011
PenFed had a laptop infected with malware that permitted unauthorized
access to a database containing personal data of certain members. The
security breach appeared to only affect PenFed members with credit
cards. Fatwallet members with Amex and Visa credit cards reported being
issued new credit cards with new numbers. Letters to affected members
were supposedly sent on January 4th.
New Hampshire is one of the states that require financial institutions
to notify the state attorney general of security breaches that affect
any of the state's residents.
Here's the PenFed's letter at the New Hampshire state website. It also
included a template of the letter that was sent to certain members.
Here's an excerpt of this letter:
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