I am one of (now) 5.7 million individuals who have had the last four digits of their checking account numbers sold on the open market through a data broker to direct mail services. Among the total 8.5 million are included an unspecified number of credit card numbers. Names, addresses and birth dates were also provided.
This has apparently happened because they allowed one of their long time senior data base managers to set up his own corporation, through which he made the sale. Pretty lax supervision and pretty lax laws I would say.
Other entries on this website indicate the character of this company.
They and Fidelity Information Services, their parent corporation, are now under investigation by the Secret Service and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
They both are now the subject of a class action suit by Girard Gibbs LLP. Check girardgibbs.coim and search for "Certegy" for a press announcement of their suit.
The best (and only) news coverage on this can be found on dmnews.com an obscure data management web site. Search for Certegy. It was once headlined, now not.
The once great New York Times as late as yesterday had nothing, zero, to say about this. My e-mails to email@example.com have gone unanswered. Why has the lid been put on this story? I'll tell you why. The unspeakable ruffians who now run this country think they can get away with it. To them 8.5 million peoplke are nothing but "targets" to be manipulated by bread and circuses (TV shows interrupted countless times by ads and sports contests).
Wake up people. Tell your story as often and as loud as you can to as many people as you can. It might eventually cause a change, because the only thing in God's world they give a tinker's d**n about is their bottom line and how much money they have control of.