American Express Insider Breaches Cardholder Information

The ex-employee accessed names, Social Security numbers, card numbers, and more in an attempt to commit fraud.



Data breaches don't always involve cracked passwords and criminal outsiders. American Express is proving this with its notice to certain cardholders that an employee accessed personal information in an attempt to commit fraud.

According to the company, this employee was able to look at information including full name, physical and/or billing address, Social Security number, birth date, and credit card number.

American Express says that the individual, who is no longer employed by the company, is now under criminal investigation. In the notice sent to affected cardholders, American Express offered two years of free credit monitoring through Experian Identity Works.

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