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Report on Possibly the Largest Data Breach Ever

Amidst all the recent reports of data breaches, Gunter Ollmann of IBM Internet Security Systems, has reported today about one particular case which may be the largest data breach to date. Ollmann wirtes: "The media has been full of analysis concerning data breaches over the last couple of weeks, mostly related to the uptick in 2008 reports. While much of this increase can be accounted for by the wider adoption of state legislation that mandates companies to publicly disclose their data breaches, I think it is worth pointing out today's latest disclosure — which is quite probably the largest breach ever."

"Conveniently scheduled for release today and hidden amongst even more momentous media coverage, Heartland Payment Systems disclosed the discovery of malicious software within its processing system. Heartland delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, payroll, check management and payments solutions to more than 250,000 business locations nationwide."

Related Links:
Largest Data Breach So Far? Heartland Payment Systems Gunter Ollmann, Jan.20.2009
Payment Processor Breach May Be Largest Ever Brian Krebs, Jan.20.2009
Heartland Payment Systems Attempts To Hide Largest Data Breach In History Behind Inauguration Securosis, Jan.20.2009

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