Heartland Payment Systems

Gonzalez: The Al Capone Of Cyber Thieves?

Evan Schuman and Fred J. Aun have a well-written commentary on the recent indictment of Albert Gonzalez and two unnamed co-conspirators that highlights the questions left unanswered by the indictment, and the apparent contradictions between statements made. As one example, they write: For example, 7-Eleven is a new name in the breach circle, and...

An open letter to Heartland CEO Robert Carr

Rich Mogull of Securosis joins Mike Rothman in taking Heartland Payment Systems CEO Bob Carr to task for his comments that seemed to shift responsibility for the breach to the assessors who told them they were PCI-compliant: PCI compliance means you are compliant at a point in time, not secure for an indefinite...

Opinion: Heartland CEO Must Accept Responsibility

I just read Bill Brenner’s interview with Heartland Payment Systems’ CEO Bob Carr and truthfully, my blood is boiling. Basically, he’s throwing his QSA under the bus for the massive data breach that happened under his watch. Basically, because the QSA didn’t find anything, therefore...

Heartland CEO on Data Breach: QSAs Let Us Down

For Heartland Payment Systems Inc. CEO Robert Carr, the year did not start off well, to say the least. In January, the Princeton, N.J.-based provider of credit and debit processing, payment and check management services was forced to acknowledge it had been the target of a data breach — in hindsight, possibly the largest...

Heartland says breach has cost $32 million so far

Heartland Payment Systems on Tuesday (Aug. 4) said it spent $32 million this year paying for costs related to the major data breach it disclosed in January, including $22.1 million to cover fines from key payment card brands and a settlement offer. Heartland did not say how the $22.1 million was split between the...