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Nation's largest payment processor announces system breach

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) Heartland Payment Systems says a data breach occurred within their processing system during 2008.

Heartland is the nation's largest payment processors delivering credit/debit/prepaid card processing, payroll, check management and payments solutions.  It acts as a middleman for authenticating and processing credit and debit card transactions between commericial entities like retail outlets and restaurants and the financial institutions that issue the credit and debit cards to people.

They are working with the Secret Service and the United States Department of Justice to resolve this issue.

Call 1-866-399-6228 for information regarding questions and concerns about the breach.

Visit the sites below for more information about the security breach.

2008breach.com

bankinfosecurity.com

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