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Judge dismisses shareholder lawsuit against Heartland (updated)

Dan Kaplan reports: A U.S. District Court judge in New Jersey has tossed out a class-action lawsuit filed by shareholders against Heartland Payment Systems, the credit card processor announced Wednesday. The judge granted Heartland’s motion to dismiss the action, which was filed in the wake of Heartland’s massive breach that was reported earlier this...

A rather bland breach notification sparks questions

Steve Ragan reports: Alpha Software Inc., a business that focuses on development tools for businesses wishing to create AJAX-based platforms, recently announced a data breach in a manner so casual, some actually questioned if it was real. Dear Customer, We have been informed that there has been a security breach at the Internet...

NH: Mayor’s e-mail used for 650,000 messages

Manchester – An estimated 650,000 of Mayor Frank Guinta’s closest friends received messages sent from his city e-mail account Wednesday night and early Thanksgiving Day. Well, maybe not his friends. Someone hacked the mayor’s City Hall account and used it to send the 650,000 messages. Guinta yesterday said he found out about the messaging...

Hackers steal credit-card numbers from restaurant customers

Theodore Decker reports: Diners who frequent a popular Downtown restaurant should review their charge-card statements because hackers broke into its computer system to loot debit- and credit-card numbers, police said today. Between 30 and 50 people have reported fraudulent charges on their accounts, and Columbus detectives said that anyone who used a charge card...