By Linda McGlasson
March 2, 2009
Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) may be the only "new" data breach, after
A week after at least two banking institutions and a state banking
association reported a new data breach that had been announced to them
by Visa, the credit card company now is saying that its recent alerts to
card issuers were actually part of an existing investigation and aren't
"related to a new compromise event."
In its statement issued on Friday, Visa says it "has provided the
affected accounts to financial institutions so they can take steps to
protect consumers. In addition, Visa is risk-scoring all transactions in
real-time, helping card issuers better distinguish fraud transactions
from legitimate ones."
Visa did not name the entity that was breached - and gave no reason for
the continued anonymity.
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