slammed again over WikiLeaks

MasterCard's main website was unavailable for some time on Tuesday as it appeared hackers were again targeting the company for its refusal to process donations for the whistle-blowing site WikiLeaks.MasterCard along with companies

Published on: June 29th, 2011 Jeremy Kirk

Online activists used 30,000-node botnet in PayPal attack

PayPal's website was hit late Wednesday by two botnets as online activists continued their Web attacks on companies that have severed their relationships with WikiLeaks.The activists have recruited volunteers, who have banded their

Published on: December 9th, 2010 Robert McMillan

Contactless payment cards more secure but still ‘hackable’

COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLEContactless payment cards, which use embedded radio frequency identification technology to complete credit and debit transactions wirelessly, may offer more security than the traditional magnetic stripe card, but they're not

Published on: June 10th, 2007 Robert L Mitchell

Break-in nets hackers record haul

A credit card transaction processing company last month confirmed that millions of card numbers were stolen recently when someone hacked into its computers. But it defended itself by saying the culprits may not

Published on: March 6th, 2003 Lucas Mearian

Microsoft aims to link Passport with credit cards

Microsoft Corp. and Arcot Systems Inc. announced Tuesday an agreement to integrate Microsoft's .Net Passport online authentication system with Arcot's TransFort payment authentication software for credit cards.The combination of TransFort with Microsoft's Passport

Published on: July 9th, 2002 Laura Rohde