Visa Revokes PCI Approval From PIN Pads After Breach

In a move that seems to reflect a very different PCI approach coming from the world’s largest card brand, Visa has ripped the PCI approval from two Ingenico PIN entry devices (PEDs) after a data breach.  What makes this move especially interesting is how it undercuts two strongly held Visa positions, in terms of publishing the names of vendors whose products are engaged in PCI issues and in its position that no PCI-compliant retailer has ever been breached.

Behind all of this commotion are an increasing number of physical attacks against PEDs.