Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Banks, Credit Unions Scramble in Wake of Heartland Breach

Jaikumar Vijayan writes on ComputerWorld:

In the first real indication of the scope of the recently disclosed breach at Heartland Payment Systems, banks and credit unions from Washington to Maine have begun to reissue thousands of credit and debit cards over the past few days.

Several have also begun disclosing fraud associated with payments cards that were reported to them by Visa and MasterCard as having been exposed in the breach.

A Pennsylvania law firm today filed the first class action lawsuit related to the breach. The lawsuit was filed by Chimicles & Tikellis LLP of Haverford, PA on behalf of Alicia Cooper, a resident of Woodbury, MN, and others who might have been affected by the breach.

More here.


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