Hackers hit credit card company

Thursday, 23 September 2004, 11:34 AM EST

Credit card processing firm Authorize.Net has been the target of a "large-scale" distributed denial-of-service attack that has resulted in periodic disruptions of service for some customers, says David Schwartz, the company's marketing director. Authorize.Net provides payment-processing services for more than 91,000 small- to medium-size e-commerce firms.

By Jaikumar Vijayan at PC World.

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