Browsing Tag: data breach

Heartland Settles with MasterCard

[img_assist|nid=4975|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Heartland Payment Systems has made a third
settlement deal, this time with MasterCard, related to a massive data
breach two years ago at the card payments processor. As part of
the deal, Heartland has agreed to pay as much as $41.1 million to
MasterCard issuers that lost money. Read the full article. [IDG News Service]


Data Breaches Cost More in U.S.

[img_assist|nid=4617|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]A data breach in the United States could cost
enterprises twice as much as the same breach costs companies in other
countries with less stringent disclosure and notification laws, according to Ponemon Institute research. Read the full article. [Dark Reading]


Affinity Health Warns 409K Customers of Breach

[img_assist|nid=4491|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Affinity Health Plan, a New York managed care
service, is notifying more than 400,000 current and former customers
employees that their personal data might have been leaked through the
loss of an unerased digital copier hard drive. Read the full article. [Dark Reading]


Over 3 Million Student Loan Records Stolen

[img_assist|nid=4010|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Data on 3.3 million borrowers was stolen from a nonprofit company that helps with student loan financing. The
theft occurred on March 20 or 21 from the headquarters of Educational
Credit Management Corp. (ECMC), which services loans when student
borrowers enter bankruptcy. Read the full article. [Computerworld]


TJX Hacker Gets 20-Year Jail Sentence

[img_assist|nid=3904|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=120|height=70]Hacker mastermind Albert Gonzalez was sentenced Thursday in U.S.
District Court to two concurrent 20-year stints in prison for his role
in what prosecutors called the “unparalleled” theft of millions of credit card numbers from major U.S. retailers.//

U.S. District Court Judge Patti B. Saris announced the concurrent
sentences in two 2008 cases against Gonzalez, 28, a Cuban-American, who
was born in Miami, where he lived when the crimes were committed.  Read the full story [IDG News Service]