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Suspect identified in Heartland Payment Systems breach

Evan Schuman at Storefront Backtalk is reporting that the Secret Service has identified an overseas suspect in the Heartland Payment Systems breach. Evan also has some other updated info on the breach: The processor first learned of the breach (when alerted by Visa and Mastercard) in late October/early November, said Heartland spokesman Jason Maloni....

Six month exposure window on Heartland breach?

According to a CBS news report, Platte Valley Bank issued the following release today: The VISA Fraud Control & Investigations has been notified of a confirmed network intrusion that has put VISA account numbers at risk. Platte Valley Bank received a VISA Alert Wednesday, January 21, 2009. As of Thursday morning, January 22nd, 388...

Data Theft Hits Mainers

Fraudulent charges from Heartland breach were appearing between May 16 and August 19th. Tux Turkel reports: Hundreds of Maine credit and debit card holders appear to have been victims of a nationwide data theft carried out against Heartland Payment Systems, which processes cards for 250,000 restaurants, retailers and other businesses. Several Maine credit unions...

UK: Hackers tried to steal hundreds of millions from bank, court told

David Brown reports: An international gang plotted to steal £229 million from customers’ accounts at a leading bank by hacking into computers, a court was told yesterday. A security supervisor smuggled two Belgian computer hackers into the London offices of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation by pretending that they were friends who had arrived for...

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...