Feeds

Doh! Sage Pay forgets to renew SSL certificate

Second screw-up in 2 days

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Customers logging into "secure and efficient payment service" Sage Pay this morning were served up an error message saying that the site could not be trusted, and didn't have a valid security certificate.

SSL certificate error message, credit: screengrab

Looks like someone forgot to renew the site's SSL certificate – which expired at 12:59am this morning.

Customers complaining to Sage Pay's Twitter account were initially told that the SSL certificate message was an error: "Hi, Its [sic] an error causing this page to appear. The certificate is still valid and we are working to resolve this," Sage's PR bod asserted. But that information was then corrected two hours later: "We're working with the hosting company to replace the expired cert with our valid in-date one. Just an admin error."

It comes less than 48 hours after Sage Pay suffered an intermittent day-long outage that prevented payments being processed on the network.

In a statement to The Register, Sage Pay said that the certificate snafu was down to someone outside the company and was purely an admin error:

Today, due to an administrative error with a third party, an expired SSL certificate was displayed on our site.

The spokesperson stressed that at no point was security breached in any way, adding:

It is minor issue, which has no impact on our customers.

We currently have a valid and in-date SSL certificate and are working with our hosting company to replace the expired certificate on our site.

®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Webcam hacker pervs in MASS HOME INVASION
You thought you were all alone? Nope – change your password, says ICO
You really need to do some tech support for Aunty Agnes
Free anti-virus software, expires, stops updating and p0wns the world
Meet OneRNG: a fully-open entropy generator for a paranoid age
Kiwis to seek random investors for crowd-funded randomiser
USB coding anarchy: Consider all sticks licked
Thumb drive design ruled by almighty buck
Attack reveals 81 percent of Tor users but admins call for calm
Cisco Netflow a handy tool for cheapskate attackers
Privacy bods offer GOV SPY VICTIMS a FREE SPYWARE SNIFFER
Looks for gov malware that evades most antivirus
Patch NOW! Microsoft slings emergency bug fix at Windows admins
Vulnerability promotes lusers to domain overlords ... oops
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Getting ahead of the compliance curve
Learn about new services that make it easy to discover and manage certificates across the enterprise and how to get ahead of the compliance curve.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.