With the advent of the Internet in the late 1990s, credit card fraud surged. Though credit card companies came out with their own individual security programs, merchants accepting multiple types of credit cards had difficulty meeting multiple standards. Eventually, credit card companies banded together to create the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), which was introduced by card service operators worldwide in 2004.
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