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Category Archives: PCI DSS

News and posts relating to the PCI DSS

From vulnerability to fraud, how hard is it?

February 9, 2010  |  Written by Security Ninja  |   Data Loss, Hacking, PCI DSS   |   10 Comments

Hi everyone, The blog I’m writing today is a bit different to the blogs I normally write. I normally discuss application security vulnerabilities or how to write secure code but I wanted to post something different today. I used to write the occasional post which covered a specific issue in security I’d been researching that wasn’t necessarily related to application security. I’m happy to say that I have a new Ninja Research post for you … Read more >

Heartlands data breach, its a big one!

August 18, 2009  |  Written by admin  |   Application Security, Data Loss, PCI DSS   |   Leave a comment

Hi, I was in the middle of writing up a blog post pulling together information about the Heartlands data breach after I read earlier that three people have been indicted for the Heartland hack until I came across Rich Mogull’s excellent blog post. No point in me re-inventing the wheel after he had done such a great job! Some of the current highlights from the breach information are: The hacker behind the Heartland breach is … Read more >

Heartland PCI certified, what about RBS Worldpay?

May 2, 2009  |  Written by admin  |   Data Loss, PCI DSS   |   Leave a comment

Hi everyone, I noticed that Computerworld were reporting that Heartlands have been able to get there PCI Compliant status back after their data breach which could still yet be the largest ever. It means that after both Heartlands and RBS Worldpay were stripped of their compliance status only one of them has been able to regain it so far, I wonder how much longer RBS Worldpay will be allowed to process card transactions for even … Read more >

Webpayments.ie goes live

April 18, 2009  |  Written by admin  |   PCI DSS   |   1 Comment

I think some visitors to this blog know I work within the payments industry so you will understand why I was happy to see the launch webpayments.ie today. The site is designed to help companies understand how to begin selling online and already contains some excellent information such as the How do online payments work demo and the decision to have a security area on the website which does more than just explain PCI DSS. … Read more >

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