It saddens me to read something like this article. A restaurant in Ohio recently had their credit card information stolen. The manager said he was notified a month ago that the system was hacked into and credit card data was stolen during the months of July & August. Police have been notify local residents that their credit card data may have been compromised. The restaurant has hired an outside firm to monitor the system and paid a $5K fine. This is another example of why it is so important for merchants to understand the importance of being PCI compliant and ensuring your system & networks are safe. From the consumer standpoint, most get worried with their credit card data is stolen. I wish everyone knew that they are not liable for a penny if they never lose the physical card itself. It is just a hassle but nothing more. In summary, be sure whomever you choose as your provider, that your system is definitely PCI compliant.