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Heartland denies systems involved in new data breach




Heartland denies systems involved in new data breach
Heartland denies systems involved in new data breach



http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9180660/Heartland_denies_systems_involved_in_new_data_breach 

By Jaikumar Vijayan
Computerworld
August 12, 2010

Heartland Payment Systems, which last year suffered the largest ever 
data breach involving payment card data, is downplaying reports out of 
Austin, Texas linking the payment processor to a data breach at a local 
restaurant chain.

Heartland CIO Steven Elefant told Computerworld by e-mail late Thursday 
that the reports out of Austin point to a "localized intrusion initiated 
within the stores, either in their point-of-sale system or as a result 
of other fraud."

"The Heartland system at large and its merchants would not be 
compromised in any way by this type of attack, and the company is 
unaware of any broader issue," he said.

He added that Heartland officials will work closely with business owners 
to help identify the source of the breach, and help with remediation 
efforts.

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