Global Payments breach - 1.5M exposed ...
April 2, 2012 - "Global Payments, the credit and debit card processor that disclosed a breach of its systems late Friday, said in a statement Sunday that the incident involved at least 1.5 million accounts. The news comes hours ahead of a planned conference call with investors, and after Visa said it had pulled its seal of approval for the company... In a press release issued 9:30 p.m. ET Sunday, Atlanta based Global Payments Inc. said it believes “the affected portion of its processing system is confined to North America and less than 1,500,000 card numbers may have been exported. Based on the forensic analysis to date, network monitoring and additional security measures, the company believes that this incident is contained”. It remains unclear whether there are additional accounts beyond these 1.5 million that were exposed by the breach; the company’s statement seems to be focusing on the number of cards it can confirm that thieves offloaded from its systems..."
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2 April 2012
Apr 1, 2012 - "Visa Inc. has dropped payment processor Global Payments Inc. from its list of approved service providers after a major cyber intrusion that could expose Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover card holders to fraud. Global Payments said it believes less than 1.5 million credit card numbers were stolen in the cyber security breach..."
March 30, 2012
Mar 30, 2012 - "Visa Inc. is aware of an announcement from Global Payments Inc. that it experienced unauthorized access into a portion of its processing system... Visa encourages cardholders to regularly monitor their accounts and to notify their issuing financial institution promptly of any unusual activity..."
March 30, 2012 - "... MasterCard and financial institutions do not proactively solicit personal or payment card information from customers... be wary of unsolicited requests by anyone claiming to represent one of these entities..."
Edited by AplusWebMaster, 03 April 2012 - 06:20 AM.