Malware

More details on the second processor breach (corrected and updated)

My googling skills are paying off. Found this on TVACU.com: (not CardNet as originally cited; the CardNet notice is provided below the TVACU.com notice) On the heels of the Heartland Payment Systems breach, another U.S. acquirer-processor has confirmed a network intrusion exposing primary card numbers and card expiration dates for card-not-present (CNP) transactions. Unlike...

Valley National Bank replaces cards after Heartland

When payment processor Heartland Payment Systems announced it had been breached on January 20, management at Valley National Bank in New Jersey went into action. By January 26, they had notified the New York State Attorney General’s Office that they were replacing 20,013 cards as a result of the breach and had kicked into...

EXCLUSIVE: GovTrip site shut down; DOT computers infected

Over on USA Today, Peter Eisler’s lead is about how more infiltrators are trying to plant malicious software they could use to control or steal sensitive data.  Here’s another incident this week that mainstream media doesn’t seem to know about. Over on the FAA Follies blog, it’s been reported that the Cyber Security Management...

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,...

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...

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...

Quick Poll: Many Smaller Banks Hit By Heartland Breach

Brian Krebs reports: In another sign that the recently disclosed data breach at credit card processing giant Heartland Payment Systems may indeed be one for the record books, a quick survey of community banks indicates that a majority of institutions have been notified that at least some of their debit or credit cards were...

Susquehanna Upgrades Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) to Neutral

Susquehanna analyst says, “We are upgrading HPY to Neutral from Negative, as it has achieved our price objective. Although considerable risk persists related to the credit/debit card data breach disclosed last month, we believe such penalties are contemplated in the current valuation. We consulted a range of experts, including reformed hackers, data security auditors...