Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Heartland Related Phishing Scam Hits Texas Bank

Via BankInfoSecuirty -

A bank in Texas reports that its customers are being targeted in a phishing scam related to the Heartland breach. Extraco Bank in Killeen, TX had to replace 9,000 cards that were compromised. On Saturday, the bank told customers in an email that if they received a text message or page that told them to call an 866 number and asked for debit or credit card number, expiration date and PIN numbers, to contact the bank. It is a phishing scam, the bank told its customers.

The local paper, The Killeen Daily Herald, reported the bank's phishing scam on Sunday. Identical scams were already reported in other local area cities, says Extraco. The bank is working with AT&T and the U.S. Secret Service to trace the scammer and get the number disconnected.


The number of financial institutions that stepped forward to say their customers' credit or debit cards were compromised because of the Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) data breach has now reached more than 500.

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