MasterCard International Identifies Security Breach

PURCHASE, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 17, 2005–MasterCard International reported today that it is notifying its member financial institutions of a breach of payment card data, which potentially exposed more than 40 million cards of all brands to fraud, of which approximately 13.9 million are MasterCard-branded cards.

The rest of the release is blamesmanship and self-congratulation for finding the problem, etc. etc.

Via Wall St. Journal news alerts.

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