By Linda McGlasson
March 16, 2009
Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) has been removed from Visa's list of
compliant service providers, and banking institutions affected by the
Heartland data breach have until May 19 to file their fraud claims with
This news emerged late last week from a public statement by Visa, as
well as from a letter sent by the credit card company to card-issuing
In the statement, Visa confirmed that both Heartland and RBS WorldPay as
a result of their recent data breaches, have been removed from the
company's Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Compliant Service Providers list. This list represents the service
providers that Visa has validated as being PCI DSS compliant for
merchants and other businesses to run their credit card transactions.
Heartland and RBS WorldPay are now considered to be "on probation," and
can apply to be relisted once they revalidate PCI DSS compliance and
meet other security stipulations.
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