The Largest Ever Credit Card Data Breach?
"Potentially millions of credit card transactions breached in latest data theft."
Published: 21st January 2009 | Source: Heartland Press Release |Worrying times ahead?
Heartland Payment Systems, a US credit card payment processor, announced yesterday that their systems had been breached and the event is under investigation by the US Secret Service and Department of Justice. The breach has the potential to affect tens of millions of credit and debit card transactions. In an article to the Washington Post, Robert Baldwin, Heartland's president and chief financial officer said:
There is some good news though:
Heartland have created a website to provide information on the breach, although it currently has only the official press release within it's content. It would seem that, at the time of writing this article, the website is facing huge demand as trying to connect is currently resulting in timeouts. People are being urged to keep a keen eye on their Credit Card statements, and alert their providers to any suspicious activity immediately.
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