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Up to 1.5 million credit card numbers 'exported' in Global Payments hack

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A security attack on payment processor Global Payments has resulted in up to 1.5 million North American credit card numbers being "exported," possibly opening the door to counterfeit card creation.

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A security breach at payment processor Global Payments has resulted in up to 1.5 million North American credit card numbers being "exported," possibly opening the door to counterfeit card creation. It's not clear precisely what data was taken, nor exactly what the company means by "exported," but it does appear that names, addresses, and social security numbers were safe. Despite Global Payments describing the incident as "contained," the Wall Street Journal reports that Visa has taken the company off its list of "compliant service providers" and asked the company for new validation of its security protocol. (MasterCard has yet to reciprocate.) Global Payments has scheduled a conference call for this Monday morning at 8AM ET, during which we expect the company to provide further information on the breach.