Credit Card Breach Affects 1.5 Million Customers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Monday, April 2, 2012

A credit card processor says that a recent data breach may affect less than 1.5 million cards in North America.

Visa and Mastercard announced Friday that they had notified users of the potential for identity theft and illicit charges because of the breach. The card processor, Global Payments put a number on those who could be affected late Sunday.

Global Payments says that cardholder names, addresses and social security numbers were not obtained. Both Visa and Mastercard said Friday that their own systems had not been compromised.

Global Payments Inc. now says it believes the incident is contained based on forensic analysis to date, network monitoring and added security measures.


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