RBS WorldPay

RBS WorldPay statement

In response to my request for a statement, a spokesperson for RBS WorldPay sent this statement: RBS WorldPay received its Payment Card Industry (PCI) Report on Compliance (ROC) in June of 2008 by a qualified assessor. Visa has asked us to obtain a new certification of PCI compliance because of the recent data-security compromise....

Visa confirms RBS WorldPay also placed on probation

As a follow-up to my earlier post today, media relations for RBS WorldPay contacted me. It appears that the number the main operator had given me for them was the wrong number, even though she confirmed it twice. In the meantime, I have obtained the following statement by Visa that confirms that, like Heartland...

When everything old is new again?

In what comes as no real surprise to me based on what I had been thinking, Jaikumar  of Computerworld reports: Days after Visa Inc. seemingly confirmed that a data breach had taken place at a third payment processor, following on the recent breach disclosures by Heartland Payment Systems Inc. and RBS WorldPay Inc., the...

Sifting through the tea leaves

In what appears to be a reaction to an article by Kim Zettner of Wired, “Clues to Massive Hacks Hidden in Plain Sight,” the folks at Sûnnet Beskerming posted, “A Data Breach In The Tea Leaves, Or Tilting At Windmills?” today. They write, in part: Increased frequency of reports of small to medium numbers...

FBI Uncovers Worldwide $9M ATM Card Scam (RBS WorldPay)

John Deutzman reports: A Fox 5 investigation exposes a worldwide ATM scam that swindled $9 million and possibly jeopardized sensitive information from people around the world. Law enforcement sources told Fox 5 it’s one of the most frightening well-coordinated heists they’ve ever seen. (Watch my video report at left.) Photos from security video (see...

Two incidents — or three? And one gang — or more?

First we learned of a breach at RBS WorldPay detected on November 10th that resulted in fraud on at least 100 accounts. Yesterday we learned of a breach at Heartland Payment Systems that presumably was going on during the fall and that has already been blamed for fraud in approximately 85 cases. And in-between,...