Posts Tagged: credit card

Understanding PCI Levels and Types

Any merchant who accepts credit cards and has a merchant account must validate compliance. It does not matter if you use a 3rd party processor or if you outsource all of your credit card processing. It’s the ownership of the merchant account that defines if you must validate compliance. The only to avoid PCI compliance… Read more » Credit Card Data Stolen

Yet another data breach involving theft of credit card data has been announced. On March 13th, received notice from a customer about potential unauthorized activity on their credit card. They later discovered the network had been breached from around February 25, 2009 to April 9, 2009. The breach involved theft of names, addresses,… Read more »

PCI Data Security Standard version 1.2 now active.

As of October 1, 2008 the PCI Data Security Standard version 1.2 became active. There are a number of changes to PCI DSS since version 1.1. Version 1.2 removes much of the ambiguity from earlier versions and provides additional details on items such as the use wireless devices.