By Tim Wilson
May 04, 2009
Heartland Payment Systems, which exposed the personal information of
millions of credit card customers in a major data breach last year, has
been given its PCI compliance back.
Visa, which decertified the then-compliant Heartland following its 2008
breach, will list the payment service provider as compliant when it
posts its new Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
list today, according to a notice posted on Heartland's breach site.
"Heartland Payment Systems has successfully validated its compliance
with PCI DSS," the notice says.
Many of Heartland's customers had expressed concern that the payment
services provider's decertification would jeopardize their own PCI
compliance. Heartland had been certified as compliant when the breach
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