Na Europa e no Reino unido, milhões de utilizadores não conseguiram processar qualquer transação com o seu cartão Visa devido a uma interrupção na rede Visa.
“This incident is preventing some Visa transactions in Europe being processed,” the statement said. “We are investigating the cause and working as quickly as possible to resolve the situation.”
A empresa resolvou todo o problema dentro de cinco horas após a primeira reclamação. No entanto, os executivos da empresa descartaram qualquer tipo de atividade “maliciosa” por trás do “congestionamento” do sistema de pagamento.
In a statement, Visa said: “The issue was the result of a hardware failure within one of our European systems and is not associated with any unauthorized access or cyber attack.
“Visa Europe’s payment system is now operating at full capacity, and Visa account holders can now use Visa for any of their purchases and at ATMs, as they normally would.”
Chief executive officer of Visa, said: “We apologize to all of our partners and Visa account holders for any inconvenience this may have caused.”
Pedro Tavares is a professional in the field of information security working as an Ethical Hacker/Pentester, Malware Researcher and also a Security Evangelist. He is also a founding member at CSIRT.UBI and Editor-in-Chief of the security computer blog seguranca-informatica.pt.
In recent years he has invested in the field of information security, exploring and analyzing a wide range of topics, such as pentesting (Kali Linux), malware, exploitation, hacking, IoT and security in Active Directory networks. He is also Freelance Writer (Infosec. Resources Institute and Cyber Defense Magazine) and developer of the 0xSI_f33d – a feed that compiles phishing and malware campaigns targeting Portuguese citizens.
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