Tag: Rhode Island

Smallest State Victim of Big Break

Rhode Island might be the smallest state in the US, but not when it comes to the size of the hack against its governement. A recent break-in resulted in a bunch of stolen credit card numbers.

The interesting part of this story is not that some perpetrated a theft, but the descrepancy over the number of cards purported to have been stolen. A representative for the company that runs the state’s website claims a little over 4,000, and only 8 cardholders were actually affected.

To the Russian hacker who posted the results of his job, bragging rights were retuned to more than 50,000 numbers.

Who to believe is anyone’s guess.