Friday, June 17, 2005

For everything else..there is Mastercard

Washington Post reported that:

"More than 40 million credit card numbers belonging to U.S. consumers were accessed by a computer hacker and are at risk of being used for fraud, MasterCard International Inc. said yesterday.

In the largest security breach of its kind, MasterCard officials said all credit card brands were affected, including 13.9 million cards bearing the MasterCard label. A spokeswoman for Visa USA Inc. confirmed that 22 million of its card numbers may have been breached, while Discover Financial Services Inc. said it did not yet know if its cards were affected."

I saw this right when i was trying to figure out why my balance is so high on my mastercard. some hackers are probably shopping with mine right now :(


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