By David Morrison
Credit Union Times
Heartland Payment Systems, the card processor whose 2008 security breach
may have compromised the most card data ever, announced it has completed
the first step in developing end-to-end encryption.
Since Heartland experienced its breach, which is still the subject of
litigation, the company has been aggressive in developing end-to-end
The first step transmitted the most highly encrypted card data from a
point-of-sale terminal the company developed through to its card
"Yesterday's transactions involved a Texas-based merchant and multiple
credit card, prepaid and signature debit card transactions testing each
of the major card brands," explained Heartland CEO Robert Carr.
Attend Black Hat USA, July 25-30 in Las Vegas,
the world's premier technical event for ICT security experts.
Network with 4,000+ delegates from 50 nations.
Visit product displays by 30 top sponsors in
a relaxed setting. http://www.blackhat.com