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Windows 7: Visa, MasterCard Security Breach


01 Apr 2012   #11

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Anak,

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...getting a new card would be a good idea.
I agree. I had intended to do just that, but they wanted to charge me a small fee for the new card, and I'm tight enough that it caused me to hesitate. Since I only have the debit card connected to a small secondary account, that I use for onlline purchasing, the balance is small enough that it wouldn't be a disaster if it got hit, but there is no reason to risk it. Besides, my card expires in July, so I need a new one anyway.

Hi there
this is AMAZING that a Bank charges you for a new card --I'd change Banks at once.

This could be a great SCAM for Banks -- frighten the public with news of a Massive security scare -- then get them all to pay up 2 - 5 Dollars for a new card -- Massive profits !!!.

Having known a bit what happens in some financial sectors -- particularly Commercial (not retail) Banking, global stockmarkets and the usually horrendous "debt collection" industry -- Nothing would faze me any more with some of the antics taking pace in those sectors -- glad I'm basically an old fashioned "Real" Engineer.

I'm sure Banks etc have their vulnerabilities but security on that level must either be Organized Crime from within the Bank itself or from one (or more) of their usually outsourced partners.

Of Course I don't suppose the guys who signed the various contracts for this sort of stuff will get fired.

I agree that going Back to your Local Credit union is the best idea. We even have some of those but the Credit Union idea isn't so well known in a lot of European countries.

Anyway this can't be blamed on Ms etc -- but a lesson to EVERYBODY who does ANY ONLINE TRANSACTION

In general they are safe BUT ALWAYS check your details after every transaction - preferably daily too and change passwoirds etc regularly.

Cheers
jimbo

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02 Apr 2012   #12

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 
Update:

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Global Payments, the credit and debit card processor that disclosed a breach of its systems late Friday, said in a statement Sunday that the incident involved at least 1.5 million accounts. The news comes hours ahead of a planned conference call with investors, and after Visa said it had pulled its seal of approval for the company.

Source: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/04/...ed/#more-14437
GPI's stock plummets 9.73% on Friday, now trying to recover:
GPN Global Payments, Inc. stock quote price shares XNYS
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02 Apr 2012   #13

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

This little clip might be of interest to some:

Hulu - NBC TODAY Show: Millions of Credit Accounts Compromised
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03 Apr 2012   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I just called my VISA card provider and they said that they indeed received such info but very little info at a time.
It might not touch Canada that much after all. But at least they are aware that such breach has been made.

I'll be checking my transactions, I guess.
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03 Apr 2012   #15

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 
Update:

Reporter credited with breaking story, snubbed:
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GPN said it would allow an hour for the call and for questions, but it told callers at the beginning of the conference that it would be using a portion of the call time to talk about its 4th quarter earnings. Although I sat in on the GPN call this morning for the entire hour and waited in the queue to ask questions, I was not afforded the opportunity. Nor did I hear questions allowed from reporters at mainstream news media outlets cited in this story. The company has not yet responded to my questions, which I submitted in a phone call after the news conference.

Source: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/04/...do/#more-14471
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
I just called my VISA card provider and they said that they indeed received such info but very little info at a time.
It might not touch Canada that much after all. But at least they are aware that such breach has been made.

I'll be checking my transactions, I guess.
It is a good habit to get into for your continued financial health.
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03 Apr 2012   #16

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

It probably isn't possible, but it would be nice if they released an alphabetical list of card numbers that are effected.

EDIT: Divided by states to keep the lists shorter.
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10 Apr 2012   #17

Windows 7 RTM x86/x64
 
 

Here is the deal folks. I work for an ISO for Global Payments.

If you charged your card with any of the various merchants that have Global Payments as the processor, you should be canceling your card NOW.

Here is the hard part. How many times do you use your debit/credit card with several different merchants? I doubt the fact that most of the merchants have any idea who actually processes the cards because a good 60% of Global's business is done by a secondary Independent Sales Organization, and they bill out the fees and not many associates with a company have any idea who they are banking with.

There are 4 "Heavy Hitters" in the USA.
Global Payments
First Data
Menaris
NOVA/Elavon


Most of the major banks even route the transactions to them.

So, at the slightest error in your statements or suspected error, get a new card. Pay for it if you have to.
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10 Apr 2012   #18

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abuttino View Post
Here is the deal folks. I work for an ISO for Global Payments.

If you charged your card with any of the various merchants that have Global Payments as the processor, you should be canceling your card NOW.

Here is the hard part. How many times do you use your debit/credit card with several different merchants? I doubt the fact that most of the merchants have any idea who actually processes the cards because a good 60% of Global's business is done by a secondary Independent Sales Organization, and they bill out the fees and not many associates with a company have any idea who they are banking with.

There are 4 "Heavy Hitters" in the USA.
Global Payments
First Data
Menaris
NOVA/Elavon


Most of the major banks even route the transactions to them.

So, at the slightest error in your statements or suspected error, get a new card. Pay for it if you have to.
Hi there
You missed a large INTERNATIONAL global player in this too : EUROCLEAR - not a retail bank - but purely a Money Transfer service used by Banks etc for moving money around the globe.

This is a HUGE player in this stuff - but it's not a Bank in the normal sense of the word - but I'll bet that if you've done any online transactions somewhere some of your money will have passed through this organisation.

( I often go out Drinking in Brussels after work with some I.T contractors who work for this organisation so I know a little about it -- I'm not in Finance at all but the pub we use is a great place where we can see English "footie" etc).

Cheers
jimbo
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10 Apr 2012   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I did a Bank deposite a few days back everything seems in order i also have my Balance anything funny goes down i will show them the date and time and what they have on record so i can simpley make them pay me back

Thank you all for the notification I havn't used my card though just been use-ing cash
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14 Apr 2012   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Online payment

Hey,

most of the online stores have safe and secure payment options.

How can we differentiate the fake websites??
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