Heartland Payment Processor Breach

Another day, another major breach of credit card data. And this one is a doozy. The payment processor Heartland Payments Systems released a statement on January 20th that they had suffered a breach and an unknown number of credit card accounts had been compromised. Heartland is the 5th...

Data Breach Trends

Recently, several organizations have released data on security breaches for 2008. As you would expect, there were more reported breaches in 2008 than in 2007. Based on information from the Identity Theft Resource Center, the trend is summarized below: 2008 – 656 ...