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Heartland Data Breach: List of Victims Grows; First Arrests Made




Heartland Data Breach: List of Victims Grows; First Arrests Made
Heartland Data Breach: List of Victims Grows; First Arrests Made



http://www.bankinfosecurity.com/articles.php?art_id=1210 

By Linda McGlasson
Managing Editor
Bank Infosecurity
February 13, 2009

The list of financial institutions impacted by the Heartland Payment 
Systems (HPY) breach now tops 220. In related news, three men in Florida 
were arrested earlier this week on multiple charges of credit card 
fraud, and some of the card numbers they allegedly used are tied to the 
Heartland hack.

The Leon County, FL. Sheriff's office arrested area residents Tony 
Acreus, Jeremy Frazier and Timothy Johns, who had allegedly used stolen 
credit card numbers since November, according to Sgt. Tony Drzewiecki, 
spokesman for the sheriff's office.

According to the Tallahassee, FL. Democrat, the suspects were running "a 
very sophisticated and complex criminal enterprise." Law enforcement is 
investigating how the three men were able to obtain credit card numbers 
from the Heartland breach, which was first announced on January 20.

Meanwhile, in just over a week, the number of financial institutions 
that have come forward to say they have been contacted by their credit 
card companies Visa and MasterCard in relation to the breach has jumped 
from fewer than 50 to more than 200.

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