Heartland Payment Systems, Inc.,which delivers credit; debit; and prepaid card processing, payroll, check management and payments solutions to more than 250,000 business locations nationwide for more than a quarter of a million companies, was attacked by malicious software.
Their system had been hacked into as credit card numbers and expiration dates were stolen. The company does not yet know how many cardholders or businesses were impacted.
The company found out last week, according to the statement released from their website on Tuesday.
We found evidence of an intrusion last week and immediately notified federal law enforcement officials as well as the card brands. We understand that this incident may be the result of a widespread global cyber fraud operation, and we are cooperating closely with the United States Secret Service and Department of Justice, Robert H.B. Baldwin, Jr., Heartland's president and chief financial officer said in a statment on its website.
In the newest data breach, a keystroke logger had been found in the company's card processing system. However the company assured that no personal customer information like social security number, address, or date of birth was compromised, only the card numbers.
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