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Last month, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover all confirmed that hackers had accessed more than 8 million credit card numbers from a database held by Data Processors International, an Omaha-based company that processes credit card transactions for merchants. By one tally, almost 1 percent of all the Visa and MasterCard numbers in American wallets were compromised. But if you’re waiting for your card issuer to say whether you’re one of the unlucky losers, you might as well start breathing again. You’ll probably never find out. A few small card issuers, notably Citizens Financial Group and PNC Bank, have started notifying their customers and issuing replacement cards. But they are the exception. Most companies have opted instead to avoid the bad publicity and $35 it costs (by Gartner’s estimates) to replace a single stolen credit card. Full Story

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