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MasterCard holders' accounts endangered after possible security breach

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(KMOV.com) -- According to a report on the Wall Street Journal's website, MasterCard, Inc. has announced a possible breach occurred at a payment processor in the U.S. and could endanger cardholder account data.

Company spokesman report that law enforcement has been notified and they are investigating.

The credit card company only processes transactions -- the credit cards are issued to cardholders by banks such as Citibank and also a number of retailers.  MasterCard would not say how many cardholders, banks or issuing companies are affected.
   
The company advises cardholders who have concerns that they should contact the financial institution that issued their cards.
   
MasterCard says its own systems have not been compromised.
 
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