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Credit card breach exposes 40 million accounts


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Posted 18 June 2005 - 03:15 AM

"In what could be the largest data security breach to date, MasterCard International on Friday said information on more than 40 million credit cards may have been stolen."Published: June 17, 2005, 4:38 PM PDT Last modified: June 17, 2005, 6:14 PM PDT By Joris Evers Staff Writer, CNET News.com "In sheer numbers, this is probably one of the largest data security breaches," said James Van Dyke, principal analyst at Javelin Strategy & Research in Pleasanton, Calif. The breach occurred at CardSystems Solutions in Tucson, Ariz., a third-party processor of payment data, according to a MasterCard statement. An intruder was able to use security vulnerabilities to infiltrate the CardSystems network and access the cardholder data, MasterCard said."
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Posted 18 June 2005 - 03:21 AM

See related link to other articles in "Breaking Virus & Security News".

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