5 most notorious data breaches of 2009

If there was anything even vaguely comforting about the data breaches that were announced this year, it was that many of them stemmed from familiar and downright mundane security failures. Companies continued to

Published on: December 18th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Heartland data breach was devastating, CEO says

Heartland Payment Systems chief executive Robert Carr remembers what it felt like when he first heard about the massive data breach at his company earlier this year. "I wanted to throw up. It

Published on: June 19th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Heartland warns competitors against “baseless” claims in wake of Visa action

Heartland Payment Systems Inc. is warning rivals of possible legal action if they don't stop trying to lure away its customers by hinting that continuing to do business with the breached payment processor

Published on: March 27th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Heartland pounded with lawsuits over data breach

In an indication of the legal troubles companies can find themselves in over data breaches these days, several banks and credit unions have begun suing Heartland Payment Systems over its recently disclosed data

Published on: March 4th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Wyndham hotel systems hacked

Hackers broke into a computer at Wyndham Hotels and Resorts last July and stole tens of thousands of customer credit card numbers, the hotel chain has warned. The break-in occurred at a property

Published on: February 20th, 2009 Robert McMillan and Jaikumar Vijayan

Heartland data breach “shocking” says Canada’s privacy commissioner

After a data breach that could prove to be the largest unintended disclosure of consumer information ever, security and privacy experts are urging companies to learn from the Heartland Payment Systems breach and

Published on: January 23rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

100 million cards potentially compromised in Heartland breach

A data breach disclosed today by Heartland Payment Systems may well displace TJX Companies' January 2007 breach in the record books as the largest ever involving payment data with potentially over 100 million

Published on: January 22nd, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan