Global Payments confirmed late this afternoon that "card data may have been accessed," in a hacking episode in early March, said CNN in a breaking news report. The payments' processor didn't say how many accounts were compromised nor what type of card data was stolen, but said that it had "promptly" notified companies whose data was involved.
According to some in the security industry, the breach highlights PCI-DSS shortcomings. "Expect to see yet another round of almost religious fervor in the debate over the real value of PCI-DSS," Geoff Webb, director of product marketing at data-protection company Credant Technologies, said in an email.
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