MasterCard shuts down 1,400 phishing sites

Wednesday, 11 May 2005, 3:18 PM EST

MasterCard International Inc. said Tuesday that it has shut down nearly 1,400 phishing sites and more than 750 sites suspected of selling illegal credit-card information since launching an ID-theft-prevention program in June. The program also has led to the discovery and protection of more than 35,000 MasterCard account numbers that were in jeopardy of being compromised.

By Steven Marlin at InformationWeek.

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