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Hackers View Visa/MasterCard Accounts

More than five million Visa and MasterCard accounts throughout the nation were accessed after the computer system at a third party processor was hacked into, according to representatives for the card associations. Early indications were that none of the information, which would include credit card numbers, was used in a fraudulent way, according to the representatives. The associations said they could not provide a timeline of when the breach took place or details on how it was accomplished because it involved a third party processor used by merchants and not Visa or MasterCard systems. The associations said they could not disclose the name of that processor. Visa and MasterCard are associations made up of financial institutions who issue the cards. Full Story

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