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Who'd have a credit card these days, eh? Yep, next up in the oh-dear-I-divulged-all-my-customers'-financial-details stakes is Demon Internet.

This time though is wasn't a case of appalling online security but an old skool burglary. One of Demon's buildings in London was broken into and a PC containing "a few hundred" credit card details was stolen.

A Demon spokeswoman assured us that it wasn't a big deal - the PC contained only test file information, most of which is apparently dummy information. The PC contained credit card numbers and expiry dates but no customer names, making use of the information extremely difficult. It was also encrypted.

However, the company did contact those affected (makes you wonder how it knew who they were), informed them of the theft and suggested they seek advice from their credit card companies. One Reg reader has already cancelled his card.

Call us peculiar but it comes as a bit of a relief that people are still physically stealing property. You know where you are with burglary. ®

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