Walmart Canada is investigating a potential breach of customer credit card data after one of its websites operated by a third party was compromised.
A source close to the situation told The Globe and Mail that as many as 60,000 customers could be affected.
According to Walmart’s website, PNI Digital Media operates its online photo centre.
Anthem Inc.’s massive data breach reported early this year is now generating real cases of identity theft, according to allegations in a small but growing number of lawsuits filed across the country.
Twenty-six people who have sued the Indianapolis-based health insurer claim they were victims of fraud, with most saying fraudulent tax returns were filed in their names using information obtained from Anthem. It had 78.8 million current and former customers’ records stolen by hackers from Dec. 10 to Jan. 27.
But Anthem maintains it’s not the source of its customers’ troubles. That’s based on weekly reports it receives from the FBI, which is checking the black market to see if anyone is selling information from the Anthem hack.
“As part of the ongoing investigation regarding Anthem’s cyber attack, the FBI has been routinely monitoring for fraudulent activity related to this incident,” Anthem spokeswoman Kristin Binns wrote in an email. “Despite allegations to the contrary, there is no evidence that the cyber attackers have shared or sold any individuals’ data; and there is no evidence that fraud has occurred against any individuals who could have been impacted.”
For the first time, ‘tracking chips’ will be installed in (sic) the feet of 1,600 terror suspects in Punjab province after Eidul Fitr to monitor their movements.
There are some 1,600 terror suspects on the list of the Fourth Schedule in Punjab. The Fourth Schedule defines a terror suspect as a “person who is concerned in terrorism or he belongs to a proscribed organisation”.
“The Punjab government has decided in principle to start electronic surveillance of 1,600 Fourth Schedulers by installing tracking devices on their ankles (commonly known as ankle-band) so that their movements can be monitored,” a spokesman for the provincial Counter-Terrorism Department told the media on Friday.