Heartland Receives Encrypted Card Data From Retailer

Heartland Payment Systems the payment processor that announced in January that it had been hit by a major data breach, successfully completed the first phase of an end-to-end encryption pilot project designed to enhance its security.

PRINCETON, N.J. — Heartland Payment Systems here, the payment processor that announced in January that it had been hit by a major data breach, successfully completed the first phase of an end-to-end encryption pilot project designed to enhance its security.

This first step involved the transmission of live AES (Advanced Encryption Standard)-encrypted card transactions from an unnamed merchant to Heartland’s processing platform.

According to Robert O. Carr, Heartland’s c

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