Hackers obtained the credit card details of some 380,000 British Airways travelers during a two-week data breach this summer that leaves the customers vulnerable to financial fraud, the airline says. BA's CEO, Alex Cruz, said Friday that enough data was stolen to allow criminals to use credit card information for illicit purposes, and that police are investigating. "We know that the information that has been stolen is name, address, email address, credit card information; that would be credit card number, expiration date and the three-letter code in the back of the credit card," he told the BBC. He added that no passport data had been obtained in what he called a "very sophisticated, malicious criminal attack," but that British Airways is "100 percent committed" to compensating customers. Dulles International Airport has implemented facial recognition software for international travelers; the system will be used to identify visa holders as they leave the country. Passengers have … [Read more...] about Hackers Steal Credit Card Info of British Airways Customers
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POLITICS 07/11/2018 09:05 pm ET The Supreme Court nominee is reportedly a big Washington Nationals fan. By Nick Visser Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh charged tens of thousands of dollars to personal credit cards over the past decade and was sometimes as much as $200,000 in debt, according to financial disclosure forms reported by The Washington Post. The reason, according to the White House: baseball. Kavanaugh incurred much of that debt buying Washington Nationals season tickets for himself and his friends, White House spokesman Raj Shah told the Post, noting that some of the expenses were also used for unspecified home improvements. The judge had between $60,000 and $200,000 stretched between three credit cards and a personal loan in 2016, but all were paid off in full or had balances below reporting requirements by the following year. Kavanaugh has since stopped buying Nationals season tickets, Shah said. The White House did not reply to HuffPost’s … [Read more...] about Brett Kavanaugh Had Massive Credit Card Debt. The White House Blames Baseball.
Jan 10, 6:34 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan 06/22/18 AT 8:24 AM An Arkansas man was arrested Tuesday when he tried to pay for a meal using the stolen credit card that belonged to the waitress who served him. The card was stolen on Sunday at a nearby gas station.Shamon West, 21, was arrested at the Shannon's Restaurant in Pine Bluff, two blocks away from where the robbery happened, after waitress Flora Lunsford called the police to report that the man tried paying the bill with her stolen credit card.Police spokesman Lt. David De Foor said that West was also found with other things belonging to Lunsford, including her Social Security card and driver’s license that was kept in her purse."The driver's license, as all do, had her picture on it. Therefore, you would think he should have known what she looked like. Yet, he still handed her own credit card to her," police said, … [Read more...] about Thief Tries Paying Waitress With Her Own Stolen Credit Card, Gets Arrested
A pair of leading liberal Democrats proposed legislation on Thursday that would cap interest rates on credit cards and other consumer loans at 15 percent to help consumers grappling with growing credit card debt. The proposal by Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also calls for the U.S. Postal Service to provide basic banking services as a way to provide new, affordable competition to traditional banks. “There is no reason a person should pay more than 15% interest in the United States,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “It’s a debt trap for working people + it has to end.” Sanders is running for the Democratic Party's nomination for president, and Ocasio-Cortez has emerged as one of the most high-profile Democrats in Congress since winning her seat in 2018. "It's expensive to be poor. If you've got nothing in the bank and living paycheck to paycheck, you've got to borrow money from a bank through the use of your credit cards," said … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez Target Credit Card Interest Rates
BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Newsletter Signup National By Shreesha Ghosh @Shreesha_94 10/20/17 AT 5:00 AM A woman in Utah has been captured on a surveillance video, stealing from a convenience store clerk after the man began having a seizure in front of her. The unidentified woman turned herself in to the police after the authorities found the footage, reports said Wednesday.Alexandra Dewsnup, 28, has been arrested on charges of unlawful possession of a credit card and felony theft and has been booked into the Salt Lake County Jail, Fox 13 reported Wednesday.Surveillance video from Oct. 4 showed Dewsnup in a 7-eleven store on 6352 South State Street in Midvale, Utah. In the video, she was seen standing near the register of the store and rifling through the man’s wallet while he lay on the floor in front of her suffering from a seizure.She is seen searching the wallet before taking out one of the … [Read more...] about WATCH: Utah Woman Steals Credit Card From Man Having Seizure