But getting approved for a credit card isn’t always so easy, especially if you have severely damaged credit.
Even secured cards, which tend to be the easiest type of credit card to get, usually have specific approval requirements that can make it difficult for someone with an open tax lien or recent bankruptcy on their record to qualify.
That data is incredibly revealing and potentially damaging.
Andrew Auernheimer, a controversial computer hacker who looked through the files, used Twitter to publicly identify Adult Friend Finder customers, including a Washington police academy commander, an FAA employee, a California state tax worker and a naval intelligence officer who supposedly tried to cheat on his wife.
Asked why he was doing this, Auernheimer said: "I went straight for government employees because they seem the easiest to shame." Millions of others remain unnamed for now, but anyone can open the files -- which remain freely available online.
That could allow anyone to extort Adult Friend Finder customers.
He débuts in the fourth episode of the second season.My girlfriend did not have income for two years, and I used the card to cover expenses beyond my paycheck.I can use Pay Pal to get cash out of the card and into my bank account, so what I have been doing is waiting until the bill is due (a new billing cycle) and taking out that amount with Pay Pal, then using the cash to pay it off, plus adding in my own money to try and reduce the balance a little.Included in the exposed personal information are customers' email addresses, usernames, passwords, birthdays and zip codes, in addition to their sexual preferences.No credit card data has yet been uncovered as part of the hack.The short version of the story is that I genuinely misunderstood the way my corporate credit card was to be used.