An alleged criminal trio were arrested last Monday for their participation in a major theft ring. According to a press release from the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, the three men used credit card information stolen from the records of New Jersey-based Heartland Processing Center to electronically encode Visa gift cards. Police say those gift cards were then used to make fraudulent purchases at local businesses, including several Tallahassee Wal-Marts, with the merchandise then sold for cash.
When I learned last week about what may have been the world’s largest data breach, I knew there were going to be potentially millions of victims. What I didn’t expect is that I may be one of them.