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Fraud Incidents Tied to Heartland Data Breach




Fraud Incidents Tied to Heartland Data Breach
Fraud Incidents Tied to Heartland Data Breach



http://www.bankinfosecurity.com/articles.php?art_id=1195 

By Linda McGlasson
Managing Editor
Bank Infosecurity
February 5, 2009

The fraud against 16 credit cards of CU Community Credit Union members 
over one weekend last November puzzled the credit union's staff. The 
Springfield, MO-based credit union discovered nearly $11,000 in 
fraudulent charges against those cards.

At the time, the credit union didn't know what the fraud was related to, 
but staffers knew other financial institutions in the area were 
experiencing similar fraud, says Jenny Reynolds, vice president of 
marketing for the credit union. The credit cards were immediately 
blocked, and customers' accounts credited.

It wasn't until the credit union was contacted by its credit card 
company about the Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) data breach that the 
connection was made.

CU Community Credit Union is one of an unknown number of institutions 
that have been hit by the Heartland breach that was first made public on 
January 20.

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