Unauthorised research opened door to MasterCard breach

Wednesday, 22 June 2005, 2:14 AM EST

The head of the card processing firm blamed for a security breach affecting anything up to 40m credit card numbers has admitted it wasn't supposed to hold the compromised data. John M. Perry, chief exec of CardSystems Solutions, told the New York Times that the data was being kept for "research purposes".

By John Leyden at The Register.

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