Will The Government Now Fine Itself For Leaking Credit Card Data?
from the just-wondering dept
So, if the government is out fining those, like ChoicePoint, who leak data to criminals, what do they do when they're the ones doing the leaking. While it's not the federal government, it turns out that the website for the state government in Rhode Island allowed thousands of credit card numbers to be stolen -- many of which appear to have ended up in the hands of Russian hackers. The article notes that there was a private company that was running the site -- so it's likely they'll face any of the blame. However, it still looks pretty bad when you can't even trust the government with your credit card info.