Heartland: It’s not just banks

Because BankInfoSecurity.com has been doing such a terrific job of trying to identify financial institutions affected by the Heartland Payment Systems breach, it’s easy to forget that there were other types of entities affected.

The Contra Costa Community College District was also affected by the breach because it uses Heartland to process online fee payments, telephone fee payments, and purchases at the college bookstores.

It’s unknown how many educational institutions use Heartland to process student payments, and no one seems to be keeping track of how many educational institutions may be notifying students that their cards are at risk, but if you have a kid who’s in college, you might want to ask if they’ve received any notifications that they need to follow up on.

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