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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Hacker Seeks $10M




LONDON -- Visa International said Tuesday that a computer hacker demanded a $10 million ransom for information stolen from the credit-card company's electronic data bank.


Visa said the information stolen last July from its European headquarters in London consisted of old, low-level files and posed no threat to customers or its ability to process transactions.


"They didn't get anything to do with customer information or PIN numbers or anything that could reasonably constitute a security threat to us or our customers," spokesman Chris McLaughlin said.


The company notified Scotland Yard and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.