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First arrests made in Heartland data breach case

Chuck Miller reports: Three men have been arrested in Tallahasee, Fla., in connection with the Heartland Payment Systems data breach, authorities said. The men, Tony Acreus, Jeremy Frazier and Timothy Johns, each were charged with multiple counts of credit card fraud, police said. The arrests were part of a larger investigation into the breach,...

Kaspersky: no personal information lifted during web hack

Dan Goodin reports: Anti-virus provider Kaspersky Lab on Monday moved to reassure customers that none of their personal information was accessed during a 10-day security lapse that exposed a database used to run a support site for its US users. The company also apologized for the blunder and said it was bringing in database...

Government computers hacked; personal info stolen

AP is reporting that Tom Waters, president of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3290, is claiming that hackers broke into the Federal Aviation Administration’s computer system last week and accessed two files, one of which had names and Social Security numbers of 45,000 employees and retirees. The other file reportedly...

Pointer: Numbers keep rolling in on Heartland breach

Linda McGlasson of BankInfoSecurity reports: By the latest count, the number of institutions that have informed their card customers and members that they were hit as a result of the Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) data breach has swelled to 124. The second page of the article provides an alphabetical listing of banks that reported...

Kaspersky breach exposes sensitive database, says hacker

Dan Goodin reports: A security lapse at Kaspersky has exposed a wealth of proprietary information about the anti-virus provider’s products and customers, according to a blogger, who posted screen shots and other details that appeared to substantiate the claims. In a posting made Saturday, the hacker claimed a simple SQL injection gave access to...

Add Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh to list….

Kid #1 came in last night and threw the letter down on my desk in disgust. For the second time since June, Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh had notified him that his debit card was being replaced due to a breach and that he would have to personally come in to the bank to...

Huge bank card scam hits Bermuda

How curious…. Canadian Tire had told me that 2% of their customers’s cards had been misused as a result of the Heartland Payment Systems breach. Now another non-US entity mentions 2%. Have we gotten reports from any UK banks yet? Hundreds of debit and credit card customers in Bermuda have been dragged into one...

More Heartland Details Leak Out (And Some May Be Trying To Leak Back In)

Evan Schuman reports: Details surrounding the Heartland data breach continue to dribble out, with one respected payment systems newsletter reporting that the forensic investigators Heartland brought in were Cybertrust and Neohapsis. Heartland had tried keeping those names confidential, an effort that was succeeding prior to the Wednesday, Feb. 4 issue of The Nilson Report....