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We’ve Been Breached

January 30th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

credit_cards-other1I read this story about a week ago, about Heartland and their payment system being compromised, and thinking: Hmm, I wonder if that will affect us?

Well, we got a letter from the bank yesterday saying that the Mastercard Fraud Department had notified them that we were included in a suspected data breach involving card numbers and cardholders names (just like what was stolen from Heartland.)  So we will be issued new cards and have the old ones cancelled.

What a pain.  Now I have to go and figure out what automatic payments are done with that card so I’ll be ready to change them, not to mention the worry that our account will be suddenly empty.  There doesn’t seem to be a way to find out where it was that I used the card that it could have happened, either, so I spend time going over in my mind where I used the card, like that little diner where I stopped for lunch while working away from the office (heartland does CC processing for lots of small restaurants.)  I could kick myself for not having my envelopes with me.

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