Heartland Payment Systems Breach Leaves 100 Million Credit and Debit Accounts Vulnerable

Heartland Payment Systems, which processes credit and debit card (e.g. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover, prepaid) transaction payments for 250,000 businesses nationwide, announced on Tuesday that there was a security breach  last year due to a malware, leaving 100 million accounts vulnerable.  Only the credit card number and/or cardholders’ names were compromised.  For more information from the company directly, they have set up a website.

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