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Global Payments: 1.5MM Cards ‘Exported’

April 2, 2012

Global Payments, the credit and debit card processor that disclosed a breach of its systems late Friday, said in a statement late Sunday that the incident involved at least 1.5 million accounts. The news comes hours ahead of planned conference call with investors, and after Visa said it had pulled its seal of approval for the company.

In a press release issued 9:30 Sunday evening, Atlanta based Global Payments Inc. said it believes “the affected portion of its processing system is confined to North America and less than 1,500,000 card numbers may have been exported…Based on the forensic analysis to date, network monitoring and additional security measures, the company believes that this incident is contained. ”