e-business: Computer spies seek US hacker.
After what is believed to be one of the biggest credit card hacking incidents ever, US firm Data Processors International, which processes transactions involving Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Financial Services for merchants, said it had 'recently experienced a system intrusion by an unauthorised outside party.'
The US Secret Service, part of the Treasury Department, said it was working with both Visa and MasterCard to ensure no accounts were compromised.
'We're also actively pursuing the investigation through computer forensics to determine the source of the intrusion,' a Secret Service spokesman explained.
US credit card issuing agencies said there had been no evidence that the numbers - which are mainly held by US customers - had been fraudulently used and stressed that 'zero-liability' policies meant consumers would be protected in the case of fraud.
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|Publication:||The Birmingham Post (England)|
|Date:||Feb 25, 2003|
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