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Visa Mastercard warn of Breach
They say it is massive
bwnbwn

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Msg#: 4435255 posted 2:25 pm on Mar 30, 2012 (gmt 0)


Like 10 million cards. The breach was believed to have occurred between Jan. 21 and Feb. 25. Boy sure is nice they came forward is such a timely manner.

[foxnews.com...]

 

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Msg#: 4435255 posted 2:45 pm on Mar 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

The WSJ report only says that a "3rd party payment processor" was affected. Without all the facts, this could be a minor incident involving a few hundred transactions, or more. Hard to say at this point how "massive" it is.

[edited by: bakedjake at 5:52 pm (utc) on Mar 30, 2012]
[edit reason] Please, let's keep this on topic. [/edit]

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Msg#: 4435255 posted 3:00 pm on Mar 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

source
[krebsonsecurity.com...]

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Msg#: 4435255 posted 5:21 pm on Mar 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

processing giant Heartland Payment Systems


I'd never heard of them until today. :-\

bwnbwn

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Msg#: 4435255 posted 5:41 pm on Mar 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

Boy aint this just dandy."Krebs reported that hackers had access to Heartland Payment Systems data from Jan 21 through Feb 25, and was able to siphon off enough data that they could use it easily to create counterfeit cards. His sources called the leak “massive.”

Frigging month they had an admin account what the heck were the IT guys doing "ahhh boss du do we have somebody from Central America working cuz we gots lots of entries from there." Crap now I see why our fraud charges have gone up. They say most have been used in NYC cabs yea right.

I have never heard of them either but looks like they are a fair sized processor.

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Msg#: 4435255 posted 7:41 pm on Mar 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

The breach involves a taxi and parking garage company in the New York City area.

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Msg#: 4435255 posted 4:09 pm on Apr 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

Just to clarify, the breach reported is at Global Payments in Atlanta, not at Heartland Payment Systems (which was breached in 2008 and for which Albert Gonzalez and others were eventually charged and convicted).

The latest from Brian Krebs on the breach after a conference call from Paul Garcia of Global Payments yesterday:
[krebsonsecurity.com...]
[krebsonsecurity.com...]

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Msg#: 4435255 posted 4:37 pm on Apr 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

Credit Card Data Breach "Contained" Says Global Payments [webmasterworld.com]

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Msg#: 4435255 posted 5:01 pm on Apr 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

So ..1 and a half million cards compromised is "contained" ..Global payments must use different dictionaries and security procedures to the rest of us ..

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Msg#: 4435255 posted 5:47 am on Apr 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

Glad to see their PCI compliance meets the standards they inflict on all of us merchants....NOT!

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Msg#: 4435255 posted 12:40 pm on Apr 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

MLHumptn 2nd that. Visa has dropped them because of this. From more reading on this I doubt the whole truth is out. I have a feeling the hackers got SS Numbers and a persons complete personal profile that can be used to produce new identities. Using CC to buy stuff is chunk change to creating a new profile then getting bank loans, new cc's etc. I have a bad feeling this is going to cause some people much harm.

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