By Robert McMillan
IDG News Service
December 17, 2009
Heartland Payment Systems will pay American Express $3.6 million to
settle charges relating to the 2008 hacking of its payment system
This is the first settlement Heartland has reached with a card brand
since disclosing the incident in January of this year.
The U.S. Department of Justice has charged Albert Gonzalez and several
other accomplices with the hack, saying that Heartland was one of
several companies that the hackers managed to break into using SQL
Other alleged victims include 7-Eleven and Hannaford Brothers. In total,
the gang managed to steal more than 130 million credit card numbers from
Heartland and about 4.2 million from Hannaford, prosecutors allege.
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