payment systems


Global Payments Inc. Acknowledges Breach

Following previous announcements from Visa and Mastercard, electronic credit card processor Global Payments Inc. acknowledged late Friday that its system was breached earlier this year.Global Payments announced via press release that a portion of its processing system had been compromised in early March and that company credit card data “may have been accessed.”

Zeus Targeting Online Payment Services

The Zeus Botnet continues to evolve and shift in focus from
its traditional targets, banks and their customers, to other money-handling
institutions like electronic money and online payment systems, according to a new
report.

The shift has been going on for months and likely follows
policy moves by banks to protect themselves and their customers from the
malicious theft of personal and financial information.

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