Customer Says Local Bank Warned Of Potential Security Breach

Curiouser and curiouser… Forcht Bank’s spokesperson originally told a news source that they had been told by First Data Corporation that a breach involving 8,500 debit cards was due to a retail merchant. Subsequent news stories indicated that Forcht’s breach was part of the Heartland Payment Systems breach. A request for clarification from Forcht...

Two incidents — or three? And one gang — or more?

First we learned of a breach at RBS WorldPay detected on November 10th that resulted in fraud on at least 100 accounts. Yesterday we learned of a breach at Heartland Payment Systems that presumably was going on during the fall and that has already been blamed for fraud in approximately 85 cases. And in-between,...

Two credit unions report debit card misuse linked to Heartland breach

Yesterday, we reported that Piedmont Credit Union in North Carolina had reported that 15 of its members were reporting fraudulent use of their Visa-issued debit cards, mostly at gas stations in Florida. We also reported that Oregon Territory Federal Credit Union members were reporting misuse of their debit cards. At the time of the...

MO: Students’ information leaked

Didi Tang reports: Sensitive personal information — including Social Security numbers — for 565 foreign students at MSU was leaked this month when a university office sent an e-mail message with the data inadvertently attached. The school is investigating the incident and will contact all international students, offering answers and options to guard against...