According to a this news article [computerworld.com] and a statement by Heartland [2008breach.com], competitors of the now PCI-delisted payment processor are using the breach as means to lure their customers. Competitors are apparently suggesting that doing business with Heartland will result in fines from Visa. That part is not true. Visa has publicly stated that no fines will be levied against Heartland’s customers.
However, would you continue to trust Heartland, its auditor and the PCI compliance standard to do their jobs in protecting your information?
Read the full article [framesandbits.typepad.com].
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