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Data breach at airport parking service

Data breach at airport parking service
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Attention travelers: If you've flown recently and left your car with an airport parking service, beware. Banks and financial institutions have reason to believe that there's been a major credit card breach at Park-n-Fly, an airport parking service with 50 locations across the country.

Park-n-Fly has hired outside security firms to investigate the possible breach after several banks reported fraudulent activity on cards traced back to Park-n-Fly online transactions. The company says it hasn't found any evidence of a breach yet, but the evidence is mounting that one occurred.

Both banks saw fraud on a significant number of customer cards that previously  — and quite recently — had been used online to make reservations at a number of more than 50 Park-n-Fly locations nationwide.

Park-n-Fly operates facilities in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. So, the breach could be huge.

It is believed that complete credit card information was stolen from Park-n-Fly's website. Anyone who has made a purchase from the company online recently should keep an eye out for fraudulent activity.

The CVVs stolen that bank sources traced back to Park-and-Fly are among thousands currently for sale in four large batches of card data (dubbed “Decurion”) being peddled at Rescator[dot]cm, the same crime shop that first moved cards stolen in the retail breaches at Home Depot and Target. The card data ranges in price from $6 to $9 per card, and include the card number, expiration date, 3-digit card verification code, as well as the cardholder’s name, address and phone number.

This marks a disturbing trend for parking service companies. Click here to read more about the parking garage company that was hacked last month.

If you believe your information is at risk, you should contact your bank or financial institution to cancel your affected cards and order new ones. That way, the stolen credit card information won't be any good to the hackers. Also, keep an eye on your statements to make sure you don't spot any unauthorized purchases.

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