Heartland Payment Systems

The Cost Of A Breach, Heartland Style: At Least $129 Million; Might Be $229 Million

Evan Schuman comments: In its latest financial report, Heartland Payment Systems reported that it dropped $129 million on data breach costs last year (an incident that briefly placed Heartland on Visa’s Bad Breach Boy list). The company added that it still has a reserve of $100 million for additional expenses. As a processor, Heartland’s...

Albert Gonzalez Enters Plea Agreement in Heartland, Hannaford Cases

Kim Zetter reports: Albert Gonzalez, who has admitted hacking into TJX and other companies, has filed a plea agreement in charges that he breached Heartland Payment Systems, Hannaford, 7-Eleven and two other companies. Under the terms of the agreement, Gonzalez, a former Secret Service informant, will plead guilty to two counts of conspiracy to...