Monday, March 2, 2009

New Payment Processor Breach Reports Unfounded

Last week's reports that another payment processor may have experienced a data breach remain unfounded and in a statement issued Friday, Visa said that new alerts recently sent to banks and credit unions regarding a compromise were part of efforts to clean up after an already-known breach, reports Computerworld. According to the report, the statement stands in contrast to those issued last week by Visa and MasterCard International, which suggested that a new breach had occurred.

I guess sometimes we are predisposed to "go to press" before we get more facts. Data breaches happen so regularly that we become inured to the impact of each and every case. I'm glad to set the record straight on this one.


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