RBS Worldpay, the electronic payment service, has admitted that hackers have broken into its systems and may have accessed the personal information of some 1.5 million cardholders and other individuals. Of these, some 1.1 million people may have had their social security numbers compromised by the hackers.
According to reports, the company informed law enforcement agencies and federal regulators of the incident on 10 November, but it waited until 23 December before issuing a press release and publishing advice to affected customers on its website.
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