As hacking targets go, they don’t come much juicier than a credit card payment processing company. Such firms transmit credit and debit card transactions from merchants to Visa, Mastercard and banks.
We learned this week that malicious hackers managed to install spying software on the computer network of Heartland Payment Systems, the sixth largest payment processor in the U.S. It could go down as one of the biggest credit card theft schemes on record, but you may have missed the news, coming as it did on the day of Barack Obama’s inauguration.
Guest: Brian Krebs, Washington Post