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Heartland Struggles To Measure Extent Of Massive Security Breach
Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 22 January 2009 11:50
Data breach could be industry's biggest ever, experts say

Jan 21, 2009 | 06:08 PM
By Tim Wilson

In what some experts are calling the largest security breach ever, Heartland Payment Systems yesterday disclosed that intruders hacked into the computers it uses to process 100 million payment card transactions per month for 175,000 merchants.

Robert Baldwin, Heartland's president and CFO, told reporters that the intruders had access to Heartland's system for "longer than weeks" in late 2008. The number of victims is unknown. "We just don't have the information right now," Baldwin said. [Comments...]
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