Credit card information has been linked to fraud in the past, but this time the information could be as big a security risk as ever.
CNNMoney has found that Visa cards used to be the subject of a major breach at a company called Mastercard.
The breach revealed data such as names, addresses, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, credit card expiration dates, and more.
The stolen data was then sent to a hacker, who was able to access the cardholder’s bank account, including the account number.
The hackers then used the stolen information to commit identity theft.
The hack has been dubbed the Mastercard Breach.
The company has said it will work to make the card’s security as secure as possible.
The hack also revealed that the stolen data had been used by an unknown third party to make more than 1 million unauthorized payments.
The thieves used the data to make fraudulent purchases on more than 50 million credit cards.
The breach also revealed the theft of credit card data from Visa, American Express, and Discover.
This is the second time the data has been compromised, the company said in a statement.
The data breach happened in early September and was reported to Visa.