AU: Westpac cans cards as AFP investigates breaches

Luke Hopewell reports:

Westpac has this week confirmed that it has canned the cards of an undisclosed number of customers following a fresh merchant data breach. The breach comes as the Australian Federal Police (AFP) opens a new investigation into recent merchant data compromises.

Westpac told ZDNet Australia this week that merchant data breaches are now business as usual for the bank’s fraud team.

Read more on ZDNet. What the article boils down to is: there’s been a merchant breach. And as we see all too often in the U.S., there’s no real information. It’s not Luke Hopewell’s fault. No one’s talking.

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