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Canadian Tire cancels 16,000 Mastercards after Heartland breach results in hundreds of cards being misused

Canadian Tire (TSX:CTC) says it has cancelled and is re-issuing 16,000 Mastercard credit cards issued by its financial services arm over security concerns. Spokeswoman Lisa Gibson says the cards were deemed to be at risk after a widespread security breach disclosed last week by Heartland Payment Systems (NYSE:HPY), a U.S. credit card transaction processor....

Pointer: SQL Server Database Hack Tricks Forensics

OK, because I’m not a security professional but a privacy advocate, I generally do not post just “straight security” news items, but this one really touches on an issue that keeps coming up. How many times have we been told that some unnamed or named forensics service examined a recovered laptop or a hacked...

KR: GS Caltex cleared in data theft case

Follow-up to an incident originally covered on PogoWasRight.org: Prosecutors have cleared energy provider GS Caltex, two of its information managers and affiliate GS Nextation of allegations that they failed in their duty to protect personal information of more than 11 million customers. Five employees of GS Nextation, an insurance affiliate of GS Caltex, were...

NC: SECU probes fraud cases after security breach

Renee Chou reports: Officials with the State Employees Credit Union are investigating 40 cases of fraud in the wake of a security breach at a company that processes credit card payments nationwide. SECU receives card transactions through Visa, which receives the transactions from Heartland. The credit union has issued new credit cards and...

Send in the lawyers (Heartland Payment Systems update)

Over on Computerworld, Jaikumar Vijayan reports that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the Heartland Payment Systems breach: A Pennsylvania law firm today filed the first class action lawsuit related to the breach. The lawsuit was filed by Chimicles & Tikellis LLP of Haverford, PA on behalf of Alicia Cooper, a...