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Security Bulletin: Data Breach Hits Ohio

By Ciara Hamagishi – 06/29/11

Ohio has been hit by numerous data breaches:Security Lock

  • Mainly NorthEast Ohio banks and credit unions affected
  • Banks hit: Keybank, Dollar Bank, Fifth Third, PNC Huntington, Charter One, Ohio Savings and FirstMerit
  • Credit unions hit: Century Federal Credit Union, Ohio First Class Credit Union (formely Postal Employees Credit Union) Firefighters Credit Union, PSE Credit Union, Best Reward Credit Union
  • Likely cause of breach is CVV2 card and security codes
  • Members’ debit card details were used for online/over the phone purchases
  • Breach also suspected to be connected with a targeted phishing scam

Ciara Hamagishi