Verizon 2010 PCI Compliance Report

The Payment Card Industry’s Security Standards Council is doing a good job locking down larger retailers, but as I’ve been saying for the past year or two, the smaller “Mom and Pop” shops are becoming the new targets of online criminals.  A recent report on PCI compliance by Verizon  confirms these unsettling trends.  The report says Level 3 and 4 retailers are now being targeted for credit card data.  Examples of these targets include restaurants in several states that were hit in recent months.