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Heartland Update: Some St. Mary’s debit cards compromised

Cards that were “low-risk” from Heartland breach recently used for fraud. Denis Paiste reports: St. Mary’s Bank is reissuing about 3,500 debit cards it had been monitoring since a security breach at a national processor in January. “We were told they were low-risk cards, but very recently we’ve been seeing some fraudulent activity,” St....

WA: Fraud ‘hits’ follow local data breach (updated)

As an update on a story posted here yesterday, Howard Buck reports that over 3,000 employees were affected by the breach of Vancouver Public Schools, and that: Already, several Vancouver district employees have reported “hits” of suspicious personal banking account activity after their financial institutions were alerted to possible fraud, by the district or...

Four indicted for RBS WorldPay hack

Sergei Tsurikov, 25, of Tallinn, Estonia; Viktor Pleshchuk, 28, of St. Petersburg, Russia; Oleg Covelin, 28, of Chisinau, Moldova; and a person known only as “Hacker 3;” have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Atlanta, Ga., on charges of hacking into a computer network operated by the Atlanta-based credit card processing company...

Heartland revises results for third quarter due to breach costs

Breach costs force a revision in estimates. From their press release: …. subsequent to the release of its earnings for the third quarter on November 3, 2009, Heartland engaged in settlement discussions that resulted in an increase in settlement offers made to certain claimants in an attempt to resolve certain of the claims asserted...

MassMutual warns of data breach

Jaclyn Cashman reports: “MassMutual can confirm that, despite comprehensive procedures and diligent practices to protect confidential and private data concerning employees at MassMutual and several of its subsidiaries, a limited amount of personal employee information maintained in a database by an outside vendor (engaged by the company) may have been subject to unauthorized access....