Coleman warns supporters their credit card data likely breached

Coleman warns supporters their credit card data likely breached

Norm Coleman's Senate campaign made a major and serious announcement today regarding all supporters who donated to the campaign. The Hill says campaign officials announced Wednesday that their private information was likely breached and they are suggesting contributors cancel their credit cards.

A email address emailed Coleman supporters Tuesday night claiming they had their personal information and they were going to post it online. They pointed to this spreadsheet with personal data. The campaign suspected a breach in January and had contacted authorities who concluded there was no evidence of a leak.

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The same (email) address stated in an e-mail early Wednesday morning that "we have discovered that all on-line Coleman contributors had their full credit card details released onto the Internet on 28 of [January], 2009, by Coleman's staff."

Coleman's campaign followed with an e-mail Wednesday morning that said the campaign became worried that its firewalls had been breached in January.

"Let me be very clear: At this point, we don't know if last evening's e-mail is a political dirty trick or what the objective is of the person who sent the e-mail.

"What we do know, however, is that there is a strong likelihood that these individuals have found a way to breach private and confidential information."

Coleman's campaign is asking any supporter to cancel their credit cards.

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