StorefrontBacktalk has been in a quandary on this one for weeks, as it seemed pointless to run a story in which we couldn't say who the processor was, how the breach happened, what the breach accessed or, well, pretty much anything else. But as more media outlets report that there has been another processor breach of some sort, staying silent started to seem ridiculous.
The "Other" Processor Breach Lurking In The Shadows
It's been clear for a few weeks now that there has been another major credit card processor breach—above and beyond Heartland--lurking in the retail financial shadows. But the processor (along with co-conspirators Visa and MasterCard) has remained silent and, for the moment, unidentified. One report said that the breach appeared to be limited to "card not present" transactions, which certainly suggests an E-Commerce-only aspect.