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Massive Data Breach Strikes Visa, MasterCard, Others

Published March 30, 2012

Four giant card-payment processors and large U.S. banks that issue debit and credit cards were hit by a data-security breach after third-party services provider Global Payments Inc discovered its systems were compromised by unauthorized access.It was not immediately clear how many cardholders became victims of the breach, which affected MasterCard Inc, Visa Inc, American Express Co and Discover Financial Services, as well as banks and other franchises that issue cards bearing their logos.

U.S. law enforcement authorities including the Secret Service are nvestigating and MasterCard said it has hired an independent data-security organization to review the incident.The shares of Atlanta-based Global Payments, which acts as a credit-checking middleman between merchants and card processors, were halted on Friday afternoon after dropping more than 9 percent on the
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Added: Mar-30-2012 
By: mylostsoul
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Tags: hacked, hacker, vis, master, card, breach, stolen, information
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  • Well at least the thieves had to work for it. I worked many years for a large firm and some stupid bitch LOST a laptop on a business trip. The laptop had mine and about 20,000 others SSN, DOB etc.

    A year later I started getting approval and denial letters from online banks etc. Now I frequently get mail about "my application" from various companies.

    Having your identity stolen sucks and credit bureaus have no mercy.

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  • I got hit with the following hacked charges.

    SWISS CLEAR GLOBAL PTE LTSINGAPORE $6.61 02/26
    SWISS CLEAR GLABAL PTE LTSINGAPORE $12.61 02/26

    Also look for the FOREIGN TRANSACTION FEE's.

    Check your credit cards fella's.

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  • That's it, I declare my visa debt void due to hacks.

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  • My credit card number is 1234 567 '-- DROP *

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  • I'm safe though, if they saw my account they would put money in out of pity.

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