ouch. credit card PIN numbers hacked in the USA from microsoft windows servers.

I keep up to date by using the BBC website for news, but very occasionally they miss somethig that I think is pretty interesting, like this story from The Times and others.

Apparantly the “encrypted” link between banks and cash machines, that is based on Microsoft windows platforms has been hacked, PIN numbers stolen, cloned cards made and money then withdrawn from ATMs.

Scary.  So much for secure CHIP and PIN.  Fortunately this was in the USA, and has been hushed up as far as I can see, but I’ll be watching my bank statements even more closely in future!