European Data Protection Digest

Visa Investigating Potential Breach

DATA LOSS—EUROPE

December 16, 2011

Visa is investigating a potential security breach at a European payment processor, PCWorld reports. Multiple banks have been alerted to the breach and some are taking precautions; a Romanian bank is now reissuing 17,000 payment cards, though it says its customers weren't specifically targeted. The Romanian Association of Banks says it was alerted of a potential breach that may have exposed customer information and transactions but that it doesn't expect customers to be affected. "Visa Europe has been informed of a potential data security breach at a European processor and an investigation is underway," the company said.
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