johnsu01 (johnsu01) wrote,

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Subscriber credit data distributed by mistake

Credit and bank card numbers of as many as 240,000 subscribers of The Boston Globe and Worcester Telegram & Gazette were inadvertently distributed with bundles of T&G newspapers on Sunday, officials of the newspapers said yesterday.

The confidential information was on the back of paper used in wrapping newspaper bundles for distribution to carriers and retailers...

This is the part where they try to play it off, while reporting on themselves:

The release of the data is another in a long list of high-profile incidents in which companies, universities, and federal and state agencies have had sensitive financial information lost or stolen.

Yeah, you're in good company, Boston Globe.

If you're a subscriber:

The newspapers have also set up a hot line, 1-888-665-2644, for customers to call to learn whether their financial information may have been distributed.

Tags: boston globe, privacy
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