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Heartland calls for payments industry encryption standard




Heartland calls for payments industry encryption standard
Heartland calls for payments industry encryption standard



http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2009/01/27/234444/heartland-calls-for-payments-industry-encryption-standard.htm 

By Warwick Ashford
ComputerWeekly.com
27 Jan 2009

The head of Heartland Payment Systems, which washit by a massive data 
breach last year, has called for industry collaboration to combat 
cyber-crime attacks.

Cyber-criminals gained access to potentially millions of credit card 
transaction details after planting spy software on Heartland systems.

Heartland chief executive Robert Carr has held meetings with others in 
the payments industry following the public disclosure of the data 
security breach.

There is growing concern in the industry about the increasing success 
and frequency of cyber-attacks, according to Carr.

He has called for greater information sharing to prevent cyber-criminals 
from using the same or similar techniques in multiple attacks.

"I believe that had we known the details about previous intrusions, we 
might have found and prevented the problem we learned of last week," 
Carr said.

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