Heartland Payment Systems

MasterCard: Most banks agree to breach settlement

The Associated Press reports: MasterCard Inc. said Thursday nearly all of the banks with claims related to a 2008 data security breach have agreed to accept a settlement. The settlement, agreed to by MasterCard and credit card payment processor Heartland Payment Systems Inc., required at least 80 percent acceptance by MasterCard issuing banks. MasterCard...

Heartland Breach: Consumer Settlement Proposed

Linda McGlasson reports: A proposed settlement of the consumer class action suit brought against payments processor Heartland Payments System got preliminary approval from a U.S. District Court judge in late April. The proposed settlement would create a $4 million pool to pay consumers and settle the case. In a “fairness hearing” on April...

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...