Visa Outage Due to System Update April 1, 2012- unrelated to Global Payments

Around 2:45 PM EST Visa had an outage related to a system update, lasting about 40 minutes. However, this created a backlog resulting in disruptions to other card payments for some merchants as well. Merchants may have noticed the issue by seeing a ‘timeouts’ message.  Visa spokeswoman Sandra Chu said the outage was unrelated to the security breach that Global Payments recently suffered.