Heartland hackers stole 130 million credit and debit card numbers

This week's disclosure that the huge data thefts at Heartland Payment Systems and other retailers resulted from SQL injection attacks could finally push retailers into paying serious attention to Web application security vulnerabilities,

Published on: August 20th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Three ways to protect yourself from a Heartland-style data breach

The United States Department of Justice announced today the arrest of Albert Gonzalez, a 28-year old Miami man, in the largest identity theft prosecution on record. Gonzalez is accused, along with two as-yet-unnamed

Published on: August 19th, 2009 Tony Bradley

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

Top 10 terrible uses for Windows

After all these years I am willing to admit that Microsoft has won the desktop and server wars. Thanks to VMWare Windows is spreading throughout the datacenter. And, of course, there is only

Published on: July 11th, 2008 Richard Stennon