Epic Fail or The tale of the stolen stollen -1 reply

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#1 9 years ago

Early this month the editor in chief of the german newspaper "Frankfurter Rundschau" recieved a misterious package by an "anomnymous informant": It consisted of private credit card information about over thousand credit card users. Of course the media went insane, advising everyone to doublecheck their credit card information in case somebody used it without information. Everybody was in fear of the data thieves.

Today, the truth came out: two employees of the Deutsche Post opened a package adressed to the editor in chief of the Frankfurter Runschau. In there: A stollen, apparently a christmas present. stollen-fertig.jpg That's what a stollen looks like.

They ate it. Then the two criminal masterminds decided to put the adress label from the now empty christmas present on a package adressed to a german bank, containing said credit card information. :rofl:

And that's how data security scandals are born.




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#2 9 years ago

Epic thread name and thats a really funny story :lol:




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#3 9 years ago

Foghorn put it best people are "Nuttier than a fruitcake" (almost fitting to this topic too) Foghorn_Leghorn.png




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#4 9 years ago

thats only the seccond Step. what kind of company Decides that that kind of personal information can be sent by regular post? Man up for a Courier at least if you are not going to use a code.




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#5 9 years ago

From what I know it wasn't just some mail service, but already a courier especially paid for delivering only the cake and the 6 other packages. In the end, it seems to be a laugh maybe, but it shows that you can't even trust couriers these days. A security leak is a leak is a leak. What if it would not have been a german newspaper who received this, but some criminal minds? In the end, I don't laugh anymore. They had both private credit card informations and the PINs. Horrid.