Heartland To Pay Discover $5 Million
DATA LOSS—U.S.September 2, 2010
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc., agreed on Wednesday to pay Discover Financial Services $5 million to resolve issues related to its 2008 data breach, reports the Associated Press. Heartland said this marks the last of its credit card brand payouts, which include $3.5 million to American Express, $59.3 million to Visa and banks and $41.4 million to MasterCard. The breach occurred when cyber criminals hacked Heartland's computer network, exposing as many as 100 million customer credit card numbers, expiration dates and some internal bank codes.