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By Dan Goodin in San Francisco
24th April 2009
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RBS Worldpay - the electronic payment processor that admitted it exposed
sensitive financial records for millions of customers - has been awarded
a contract by the Internal Revenue Service to process tax return
payments next year.
The company, which is a division of the Royal Bank of Scotland, will
begin processing taxpayers' credit card payments starting in 2010,
according to Brian Krebs's Security Fix blog. In return, RBS Worldpay
will take a "convenience fee" amounting to 1.95 percent of the amount a
Last month, Visa yanked RBS Worldpay from its list of processors it
considers compliant with industry-mandated standards for data security.
In December, the company admitted that a hacker break in exposed 1.5
million payroll and gift card holders and about 1.1 million social
security records. Although the breach occurred in early November, the
company waited until two days before Christmas to fess up, presumably to
release the bad news when it is least likely to be noticed.
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