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Paul Rodgers

Botnet attack on card payment infrastructure is cyber-terrorism

With the card payment infrastructure coming under attack recently, it is important to understand what really happened as opposed to what was reported in the press. By fully understanding the threat and its impact, we can ensure that lessons are learnt for dealing with such attacks when they seek to target the services provided to merchants and cardholders again, as they inevitably will. The real impact of these attacks, as revealed in the sheer volume of headlines and column inches, has been the emphasis on how important the card payments system is to our everyday lives.