MasterCard

  • 'The Less Cash Way': Getting rid of the burden of currency March 2, 2014

    More and more consumers these days are feeling secure to go online and experience its convenience to make retail purchases or do travel bookings. Master Card, Division President, South Asia, Ari Sarker said, "Online transactions help consumers not to stand in queues for making payments as opposed to being out...
  • Visa, MasterCard in $ 6 bn settlement over card fees July 14, 2012

    New York: Visa, MasterCard and major banks agreed to pay retailers at least $6 billion to settle a long-running lawsuit that alleged the card issuers conspired to fix the fees that stores pay to accept credit cards. As part of the settlement, announced late Friday, stores from Rite Aid to...
  • MasterCard, Visa warn of possible security breach March 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Global credit card giant MasterCard is investigating a possible breach of cardholder information, says The Wall Street Journal. The breach was reported by Krebs On Security blog and which also said that MasterCard's rival Visa was also informing card-issuing banks about a breach involving a US-based payment processor. None...
  • WikiLeaks files complaint over Visa, Mastercard July 15, 2011

    London: WikiLeaks and the Icelandic IT company DataCell filed a formal complaint to the European Commission on Thursday, saying payment companies Visa Europe and MasterCard Inc violated EU antitrust laws by blocking donations. Visa Europe, which runs the largest card network in the European Union, and MasterCard blocked WikiLeaks from using...
  • WikiLeaks getting credit card funds July 8, 2011

    London: WikiLeaks has again begun accepting credit card donations, a company affiliated with the secret-spilling site said Thursday. Andreas Fink, the chief executive of Icelandic payment processor DataCell, told The Associated Press that Visa and MasterCard were again processing payments to WikiLeaks after a seven-month hiatus. Fink claimed the move as a...
  • Facebook, Twitter delete pro-WikiLeaks hackers' accounts December 10, 2010

    London: Facebook and Twitter deleted the accounts of cyber activists who targeted Visa and other Internet payment sites that sought to block the WikiLeaks website after its release of US diplomatic cables. Facebook confirmed it had removed the activists' Operation Payback site on Thursday because it was promoting a distributed denial...
  • Visa becomes next target for WikiLeaks backers December 9, 2010

    New York: The websites for Visa and MasterCard were inaccessible for parts of Wednesday, likely the result of attacks by WikiLeaks supporters who are angry that the credit card companies had stopped processing donations to the organization. Both MasterCard and Visa said that cardholders' accounts were not at risk and that...
  • Attack on MasterCard site a grass-roots effort December 9, 2010

    Boston: Advocates of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange quickly built a cyber army that took down MasterCard Inc's website using simple tools posted on the Web. MasterCard's website was shut down for much of the day on Wednesday as a group calling itself AnonOps organized a "Denial of Service" attack on the...
  • WikiLeaks supporters attack MasterCard site December 8, 2010

    London: Hackers have crashed the website of credit card firm MasterCard in apparent retaliation for its blocking of donations to the Wikileaks website, the BBC and other media reported on Wednesday. MasterCard was not immediately available to comment. The website did not appear to be available online. Web activists calling themselves Anonymous...
  • Women outdo men even in online shopping: Survey September 23, 2008

    New Delhi: Besides hopping all-day-long in malls and designer streets, when it comes to online shopping, women make more purchases than men, says a new survey. The latest survey on online shopping habits issued by MasterCard has revealed that women make purchases more frequently over the Internet. After surveying 4157 respondents...