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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...

PCI’s Shield Suffers Another Blow As Heartland Reports a Hack

More on the Heartland Payment Systems breach reported earlier today…. from Digital Transactions: Princeton, N.J.-based Heartland is one of the nation’s largest acquirers, processing for about 250,000 merchant locations. It has a number of business units, including its so-called Network Services segment serving mostly petroleum retailers that Heartland bought last year from Alliance...

Payroll manager gets 5 years, told to repay $500,000

Andrew Galvin reports: A former payroll manager at Advanced Medical Optics was sentenced to five years in state prison today after he pleaded guilty last month to charges that he stole more than $487,000 from his employer, prosecutors said. Robert Lee Winn, 43, of Norco, used the Santa Ana company’s payroll computer system to...

NC: Piedmont Credit Union members report fraud

Yet another payment processor? Is this related to other incidents reported this past week or something else? Who knows…. they don’t tell us. Denice Thibodeau reports: About 15 members of Piedmont Credit Union reported fraudulent purchases on their Visa-issued debit cards Tuesday, according to credit union president Tom Shields. Shields said people reported money...