We have seen various types of breaches in the recent past which are related to banking theft, stolen information as well as credential loss as well. Recently, we reported regarding the Facebook breach where millions of users’ passwords were found in a public database.
Apart from that, a credit/debit card breach took place as well as compromising millions of users. However, we now have a new breach where the information was stolen in an old-fashioned way. While all the above breaches took place online and due to hacks, there was no hack involved in the latest information breach.
We are talking about a local store in Japan where a Clerk stole information from about 1300 customers. This information was regarding the credit cards of customers who came to the store to purchase something.
The strange thing about this breach is that the Clerk used his photographic memory to breach those credit cards. Basically, the Clerk remembered entire information of the Credit Cards that were handed over to him for making transactions.
This information would include the card number, name of the cardholder as well as CVV. Now, it would seem possible that a Clerk or someone else remembers card information of 5-10 customers or even more.
However, this clerk in Japan was able to recall information of 1300 customers. Police says that they found a notebook containing the credit card details of 1,300 victims. But it is not known yet if the information was written by memory or during the store visits itself.
While the memory of this clerk has to be appreciated, he made a very silly mistake which led police very easily to him. He purchased two bags from an online store using those credentials and set his own address for delivery of those bags. This led to him being easily traceable by the Japanese police.