RBS WorldPay , an Atlanta-based merchant-acquiring and pre-paid card provider, announced a breach of its data security. The breach occurred in the computer system, with 1.5 million cardholders having their personal information, including social security numbers, being compromised. Though the company, formerly known as RBS Lynk, discovered the breach on November 10, 2008, it did not publicly report the breach until December 23, 2008. RBS WorldPay has not released information on how the breach happened or when it began, and has not provided details on what steps it has taken to mitigate the risk to its customers. According to RBS WorldPay, affected cardholders have been notified of the security breach and there is information on its website about the breach. This type of security breach is developing into a serious problem for the payment card industry, with customers’ personal information being vulnerable to computer hackers.
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