Breach, Data Security

Computers stolen, Heartland Payment Systems notifies 2,200 individuals

Heartland Payment Systems has notified roughly 2,200 individuals that TVs, LCD panels and 11 password-protected desktop computers – four of which are believed to have contained personally identifiable information (PII) – were stolen from its payroll office in Santa Ana, Calif., the company said in a statement emailed to on Monday.

In a notification letter, Heartland – which learned of a potential data compromise on May 8 – said that the computers may have contained Social Security numbers and bank account information.

“The four computers were not connected to any other Heartland office, business, system or server, but may have contained PII on some of the individuals serviced from that payroll office,” the statement said.

Heartland also is working to encrypt its computers and has implemented a system to monitor impacted accounts for any malicious activity.

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