Thursday, March 29, 2012

Global Payments Hit by Breach, Visa Outage

Global Payments Inc., a leading credit card processor, reported an unauthorized breach of its processing systems potentially impacting 1.5 million credit card numbers in North America. Card data may have been compromised. The company said it believes the problem has been contained.

Visa has de-listed Global Payments as a compliant credit card processor.

Separately, in what appears to be an unrelated incident on Sunday, Visa was struck by an outage in the United States that blocked credit card purchases for some for about 45 minutes.