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    40M credit cards hacked - Heads up

    Just an FYI.

    NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - A security breach has occurred at a third-party processor of payment card transactions that affects over 40 million card accounts, Mastercard International said Friday.

    Of the cards involved, 13.9 million were MasterCard-branded cards, which include Maestro and Cirrus, and 22 million were Visa cards, said Visa spokeswoman Rhonda Bentz.

    The breach took place at the Tucson office of CardSystems Solutions, which processes transactions on behalf of financial institutions and merchants. CardSystems said in a statement that it identified the breach on May 22 and contacted . . .

    http://money.cnn.com/2005/06/17/news/master_card/

    You guys might see the number of fraud orders increase.

    We have received 2 in the past 3 days. Usually its 2 per month.
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  2. #2
    This is serious

  3. #3
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    The right thing to do would be to contact all 40 million card holders.

    Somehow, this just isn't going to happen!
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    Well it was something just waiting to happen ...

    Does this mean 40M cards will need to be reissued? I sure hope that payment processor has some form of insurance.
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  5. #5
    wow, i see alot of compensation being paid if they dont stop it asap!

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