Data at risk following theft of Heartland Payment Systems computers
Heartland Payment Systems is notifying an undisclosed number of individuals that password protected computers possibly containing their personal information were among the items stolen from a Heartland office in California.
How many victims? Undisclosed.
What type of personal information? Social Security numbers and bank account information is among the data that may have been on at least one of the stolen computers.
What happened? Password protected computers that may have contained the personal information were among the items stolen from a Heartland office in California.
What was the response? Heartland is being aided by law enforcement on how best to address the situation. Heartland has increased its internal security and review procedures to watch for unusual activity. All potentially impacted individuals are being notified, and offered a free year of identity theft protection and credit monitoring services.
Details: Heartland was notified on May 8 that data may have been compromised.
Quote: “We have seen no evidence suggesting that the data has been accessed on the stolen computers or used in any way, and we have no reason to believe any such use will occur,” according to the notification letter sent to potentially affected individuals.
Source: oag.ca.gov, “Sample Notice to Residents,” May 28, 2015.