Jan 22 2015   10:06AM GMT

Data thieves face the music

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald


We found out this week that the younger generation are pretty lazy when it comes to protecting their payment data, with 20% of 16 to 24-year-olds having shared their PIN with a third party.

With lazy consumers such as this, you wouldn’t think it would be too hard to take them for all they have.

In a half-hearted attempt at stealing customer’s PINs and account numbers, a group of thieves as lackadaisical as their targets used duct tape to attach a poorly disguised iPod nano device to take pictures of PINs while a fake front recorded card data.

As the following tweet from Greater Manchester Police suggests, they didn’t get away with it:

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