I have a question based upon an issue. I spoke to my bank today and found out that "a merchant", VISA doesn't release the nme of said merchant, had their database compromised and millions of credit card account numbers were stolen. Mine was one.
Q: What is it with merchants and these databases with customer credit card numbers? Are they hacked by brute force attacks or are they simply because a merchant is too lazy to put proper security measures in place? I'm inclined to think that merchants, in cost cutting measures cut corners in the realm of security.
at any rate, new cards are on the way and my account is safe.