Scams

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
credit cards, data breach

Companies:
mastercard, visa



Escaped The Largest Credit Card Data Breach Ever? Well, Here's Another One...

from the just-assume-someone-else-has-your-cc-info dept

Remember last month when a credit card payment processor was forced to admit a security breach that could impact 100 million people? Well, if you were lucky enough not to get caught up in that breach, there's apparently another one to worry about. Visa and Mastercard are issuing a new warning over a different payment processor whose system was apparently compromised as well. At this rate, it's getting silly to have static credit card numbers, since it seems like we're replacing our cards every few months anyway.

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    Anonymous Coward, 24 Feb 2009 @ 6:28pm

    I think they do it on purpose

    It wont be long before there is a bill introduced to remove the obligation to report these incidents. It will be cleverly named something like the Truth In Data Breaches Act. Then when you report invalid charges on your account they will act like it is all your fault.

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