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    Default How hackers breached 2 gambling payment providers to harvest 'millions' of records

    Interesting article by Forbes about the 2009 and 2010 hacks of Moneybookers and Neteller. Optimal Payments has apparently revealed some more details of those hacks to Forbes, and it sounds like millions of accounts were put in jeopardy.

    Read more from Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbr...investigation/

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    I know that both Moneybookers and Neteller (and Paypal) have enforced a mandatory password change since that period.
    This is unusual and is not standard financial practice - unless there has been a breach - or a suspicion of a breach of the database.

    The "dongle" system used at Moneybookers now gives me more confidence in the security of the site.

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