Heartland Payment Systems Inc., which in 2008 was the first major card acquirer known to be hit by a data breach, is on the hot seat again. This time its payroll arm is the source of problems. According to a public statement released via Business Wire on June 1, 2015, a burglary in May at a Heartland Payroll office in Santa Ana, Calif., resulted in the loss of 11 password-protected desktop computers, among other items.
"Of these 11 computers, Heartland suspects that four computers contained personally identifiable information [PII]," the company wrote. Heartland said it had filed necessary reports with federal, state and local authorities, and alerted an estimated 2,200 individuals that their personal information may have been stolen.