MasterCard today warned of a possible security violation on one of its credit card processors in the United States, which a specialized blog also affects its competitor Visa has been compromised and data 10 million accounts in this country.
“MasterCard is investigating a potential danger in the accounting data by a U.S. entity and as a result, we have alerted the payment card issuers that certain MasterCard accounts could be in danger,” said the signature on a statement.
The company adds that its own systems have not been affected but has already notified the authorities of the problem and that an independent data safety analyzes the incident, while Visa has refused to confirm whether it has been affected.
The Wall Street Journal published on its website that the firm has suffered the violation of safety is Global Payments, which processes credit and debit cards in the U.S., although the financial daily reduces the number of possible affected just 50,000 people.
News of the possible data theft was initially published by the specialized blog Krebs On Security, detailing that MasterCard and Visa are warning that one of their credit card processors in the United States suffered theft of data from 21 January and 25 February this year.
The affected banks are beginning to analyze data on transactions involving credit cards affected by this violation of security and a large number of them found parking payments in New York, again according to that blog.
The publication stood at 10 million the number of cards that could have been affected by this violation of security.
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