MasterCard Gets PCI Tough With Level 2 Retailers?

MasterCard has changed its PCI rules and is now insisting that all Level 2 merchants have on-site assessments.

“This is a dramatic change from the current, industry wide requirement of self-assessing for merchants processing less than six million transactions annually,” wrote Branden Williams, in his excellent Security Convergence Blog, which seems to have broken the story on Wednesday (June 17). The blog also reports that none of the other card brands—including Visa, the Uber Brand when it comes to PCI issues—have done the same.

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