Blog Posts Tagged with "Heartland"

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Impact: The Biggest Security Breaches of All Time

October 17, 2011 Added by:Headlines

While 2011 may be the year of the breach, the record for overall breach impact is still held by credit card payment processor Heartland Payment Systems with over 130 million accounts affected and costs in the neighborhood of seven billion dollars...

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Top Ten Most Expensive Network Attacks in History

August 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Quantifying the cost of a cyber attack is admittedly subjective on some levels given that the scope of the impact may not be readily reportable and collateral damage is difficult to pinpoint, but the author does manage to assemble a viable list of the most devastating network attacks...

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T.J.Maxx Hacker Claims Fed's Authorized Activities

April 08, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"I was acting on behalf of the United States Secret Service and that I was authorized and directed to engage in the conduct I committed as part of my assignment to gather intelligence and seek out international cybercriminals. I now know and understand that I have been used as a scapegoat..."

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Did Heartland CEO Make Insider Trades?

January 29, 2011 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) and Federal investigators have released more details about the nature of the massive data breach made public last week, but have refused to pinpoint the exact date that Heartland first became aware there may have been a problem with their network security...

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Where Plaintiff's Went Wrong with Heartland Suit

August 19, 2010 Added by:Carter Schoenberg

One area I continue to grow frustrated with is when a large security breach occurs and yet other than FTC sanctions, not much else happens. Why? I think its along the same lines as why most CISO's complain that CEO's don't take security as serious as they should...

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Security Consciousness Raising

February 06, 2010 Added by:Bill Wildprett, CISSP, CISA

I’ve been thinking about Security Awareness and different ways of teaching it as a mindset.  We infosec folks think about it all the time, cultivating it as part of our general focus on situational awareness; the general public, corporate and government leaders, SMBs – not as much, perhaps.

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Heartland Regains PCI Compliant Status

May 03, 2009 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

Heartland’s removal from the list of compliant payment processors had followed revelations that the company had suffered what may have been the largest data breach of payment card information to date, although details of the incident have not been made available due to ongoing investigations...

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Payment Card Industry Swallows Its Own Tail

April 01, 2009 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

The greatest threat to the survival of PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) may not be the ever-evolving tactics of the criminal hackers, but instead the dysfunctional nature of the relationships between the very parties the standards are meant to serve...

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Visa Puts Heartland on Probation Over Breach

March 13, 2009 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

HPS is now in a probationary period, during which it is subject to a number of risk conditions including more stringent security assessments, monitoring and reporting. Subject to these conditions, Heartland will continue to serve as a processor in the Visa system...

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Heartland CEO Now Under SEC Investigation

February 26, 2009 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

The investigation may relate to stock trades made by Heartland CEO Robert Carr after Visa notified Heartland of suspicious activity on Oct. 28, 2008. According to insider trade filings, Carr sold just under US$8 million worth of stock between Oct. 29 and the day the breach was disclosed...

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Heartland Update: Reps Respond to Questions

February 01, 2009 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

Heartland first learned of a potential problem from the card associations on October 28th of last year, well after the announcement of this 10b5-1 plan. Heartland categorically denies that Mr. Carr was aware of a potential security breach at the time he adopted his trading plan...

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Heartland Breach Bad As Tylenol Poisonings?

January 25, 2009 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

The company issued statements Friday (1/23) in an effort at damage control in which the CEO compares the potential industry-wide impact of the breach to none other than that of the Tylenol poisonings of some twenty-five years ago that nearly brought down the drug maker...

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