Scope of credit card security breach expands

Friday, 15 April 2005, 3:01 AM EST

A security problem that prompted HSBC Bank PLC to begin warning 180,000 of its credit card holders about potential ID thefts may have also affected several other credit card companies and issuing banks.

Visa U.S.A. Inc. and MasterCard International Inc. both confirmed today that they have been notified of the breach and have in turn notified several banks and credit card companies of the potential data compromise. They declined to say how many companies have been notified.

By Jaikumar Vijayan at Computerworld.

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