American Airlines

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Date Breach Made Public: 
February 17, 2011
San Jose , CA
United States
California US
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An airline employee used a skimming device to obtain customer credit card information and make fraudulent purchases. The employee participated in the fraudulent activity between December of 2007 and October of 2010. Over 2,800 fraudulent transactions using 350 credit card numbers were made. The former employee worked at American Airlines for 20 years and now faces 48 years of prison time.