Mastercard denies hackers caused outage

June 29, 2011 7:00:02 AM PDT
Mastercard is insisting its most recent website outage is not the work of hackers.

The website was knocked offline Tuesday, but Mastercard says it was not the same kind of denial-of-service attacks that it experienced in December after it blocked payments to Wikileaks, the secret sharing site that angered the U.S. government by publishing secret diplomatic cables.

Mastercard says the latest problem was caused by a problem at its internet provider.