Hacker likely tapped company's computers to get credit cards
By Barry Bedlan, The Associated Press Feb 19 2003 3:41PM
A hacker who gained access to millions of credit card numbers apparently did it by breaking into a computer system at a company that handles transactions for catalog companies and other direct marketers.
Data Processors International, based in Omaha, said Wednesday that "an unauthorized outside party" had tapped into its computer system, prompting a criminal investigation.
Scott Jones, a company spokesman, refused to comment on when the hacker gained access and how many credit card account numbers may have been compromised.