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Best Western Loses Full Details of All Customers From 2008 in Data Breach

Data breaches are about negligence; every time
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Details of how to access the information - which included home addresses, place of employment and credit card details - were sold through an underground network operated by the Russian mafia.

And, again, if these companies would stop holding our credit card numbers far past the date that we used them, we wouldn't be having this problem.

Update

Best Western is contradicting the story saying that it's exaggerated. More importantly this:
Most importantly, whereas the reporter asserted the recent compromise of data for past guests from as far back as 2007, Best Western purges all online reservations promptly upon guest departure.

If this is true, then how did they lose anything? Did they? The details are unclear.

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