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From: security curmudgeon (jerichoattrition.org)
Date: Thu Aug 12 2010 - 19:16:22 CDT
Company That Had The Largest Ever Credit Card Data Breach... Apparently
from the hits-you-in-the-heartland dept
Remember Heartland Payment Systems? It's the giant credit card
clearinghouse that was involved in the largest ever security breach in
terms of the number of credit card numbers exposed. They were successfully
targeted by the same guys who had also set the previous record for largest
credit card data breach, so you could question whether the issue was just
a sophisticated group of hackers or poor security at Heartland (or,
possibly, a combination of both). Either way, it looks like Heartland may
still have some issues. Carlo sends over the news that a new security
breach has been discovered at a restaurant in Austin, Texas that appears
to involve someone hacking into the network between the restaurant and
Heartland. It's not yet clear if this goes beyond that one restaurant, but
this can't look good for Heartland.
Police: Breach affecting credit card users at restaurant chain
Thursday, August 12, 2010, 10:52 AM
A security breach for credit and debit card purchases at a local
restaurant chain is causing headaches for some Austinites, police say.
A police spokesman said thieves have hacked into an accounting network
between Tinos Greek Cafe and its New Jersey-based credit card
clearinghouse, Heartland Payment Systems, triggering fraudulent charges
for some customers of the locally owned restaurant chain in recent months.
It.s not clear whether the scam targeted only Tinos customers or a larger
ring of merchants who use Heartland, which has seen security breaches of
its payment processing in recent years, police said.
.What we have been able to figure out so far is there has been a security
breach of (this) credit card system,. said Police Cpl. Scott Perry.
.Somebody hacked into a computer system, and it.s happening somewhere
between Tinos. point of sale and their credit card clearinghouse company..
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