Posted on July 30th, 2009 No comments
An intriguing blog discussion over at the Verisign security site, with the suggestion made that MasterCard has rapidly started upping its fines for PCI compliance issues. As the post asks, “Who poked MasterCard hard enough to wake them from hibernation?”“MasterCard traditionally fined post-breach and, in some cases, we learned that MasterCard would fine merchants small, but consistent amounts to get the attention of accountants and finance gurus inside the company,” the post said, adding that times have now changed
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Is MasterCard Ready To Sing “You’re So Fined”?
Posted on July 28th, 2009 No comments
An E-Commerce software company that, as part of its service for small retailers accepted payment card data and then sent it to various processors, has found itself on the wrong end of a breached company news release, confirming that payment data from some 574,000 customers—processed through 4,343 of its small retail clients—had been accessed. The stolen data included transaction specifics, card account numbers, names and consumer addresses. The vendor—Network Solutions—had been certified PCI compliant (you just knew that was coming, no?)The details include an early PCI attempt to try and walk back the certification, retailers complaining about their names appearing in a breach notification letter and the vendor bringing in General Dynamics, a familiar name from the data breach probes of both TJX and Hannaford.
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Network Solutions Data Breach Hits 574,000 Consumers