The Biggest Data Breaches Of 2012 (So Far)


Global Payments

Credit card processor Global Payments at the end of March disclosed a breach that exposed 1.5 million consumers to fraud. The breach, which was under scrutiny by federal investigators, exposed credit card numbers, user PINs and other data but not credit card holders’ names, addresses or social security numbers. Global Payments has not released details on the cause of the breach or the results of a recently completed internal investigation, but it did disclose this week that the incident and its fallout have cost the company $84.4 million.



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