RBS WorldPay

Report: RBS WorldPay Hacker Gets Four Years’ Probation

Robert McMillan reports: The mastermind behind one of the biggest hacking paydays in history has been sentenced to four years’ probation and an US$8.9 million fine, according to published reports. Victor Pleshchuk, 28, was sentenced to four years’ probation on Wednesday, according to Bloomberg News. He is considered the leader of a group of criminals...

RBS WorldPay hacker extradicted to Atlanta

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Northern Georgia issued a press release today announcing the extradition of Sergei Tsurikov, one of the alleged leaders of the Eastern European cybercrime group that hacked into RBS WorldPay in Atlanta in 2008. Tsurikov had been indicted in November 2009 on federal charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud,...

(follow-up) Moscow gets tough on cybercrime as ID theft escalates

Joseph Menn reports: Russia has quietly arrested several suspects in one of the world’s biggest cyberbank thefts, raising hopes of a previously unseen level of official co-operation in a country that has been a haven for criminals. The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB)has detained suspects including Viktor Pleshchuk, an alleged mastermind behind a £6m...

RBS WorldPay downplays database hack reports

John Leyden reports: RBS WorldPay and a hacker are at loggerheads over the seriousness of a supposed breach on websites run by the payment processing firm. Security shortcomings – since blocked – on RBS WorldPay website exposed confidential information, including admin passwords and the contact details of partners, according to blog posts by Romanian...

Heartland, RBS WorldPay lawsuits consolidated

Dan Kaplan of SC Magazine reports that in separate judgments, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation decided this week that lawsuits against Heartland will be heard in Texas, while action against RBS WorldPay will be moved to Georgia: “These actions share factual allegations concerning an electronic intrusion into Heartland’s processing system,” said the...

IRS Awards Tax Payment Contract to RBS Worldpay

Brian Krebs of The Washington Post reports that The Internal Revenue Service has awarded a contract to process tax return payments for the coming filing season to RBS Worldpay, a company that recently disclosed that a hacker break-in jeopardized financial data on 1.5 million payroll card holders and at least 1.1 million Social Security...

Three processors breached, all claim to have been compliant (update 1)

Jaikumar Vijayan of Computerworld reports that merchants using Heartland Payment Systems and RBS WorldPay do not need to worry about fines or their own liability if they continue to use the payment processors. An analysis by Avivah Litan of Gartner, Inc. that is based on a statement by Visa provides additional clarification. For its...

RBS WorldPay denies second breach

When rumors were swirling last month about a “new” breach related to Visa and MasterCard alerts , there was speculation in a number of quarters as to whether the newest alerts were related to a second breach at RBS WorldPay that had previously been undetected or perhaps the new round of alerts might be...