Payment gateways such as Stripe and Authorize.net handle billions of dollars worth of business per month.
That is why payment gateways and shopping carts are juicy targets for hackers to steal Credit Card info, User identity, etc.
As a defense, Payment Gateways require all eCommerce sites to be fully secure against common attacks, which is ensured through PCI DSS security standard.
Sites that are not PCI DSS compliant can face penalties or even lifetime bans if there is a data breach. (more…)