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...

My Latest Experience With Credit Card Fraud

Well, it has happened again.  One of my credit cards has been used to make unauthorized purchases.  I was contacted about a month ago by my issuing bank to inform me of suspicious purchases at a grocery store and restaurant in Arizona.  I presumed (incorrectly) that because I live in...

PCI DSS 1.2

Last week the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) released the first update to the Data Security Standard (DSS) in more than two years. Version 1.2 of the DSS provides some much needed updates and clarifications to the 1.1 version of the document and is the...