By Warwick Ashford
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-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
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,"
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