The widely disliked Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) has also been introduced to make it more difficult for scamsters to acquire big treasure troves of card data. Any organisation processing payment cards must adhere to its rules or suffer fines and/or loss of processing facilities. The easiest way to comply for a small trader is to use a payment service provider like PayPal. We support this standard, even though it appears to place obstacles in the way of merchants. We have seen a big rise in organised and highly intelligent hacking attempts. It’s vital that legitimate businesses fight back by raising the bar as high as possible.
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