Computerworld reports that Heartland Payment Systems is downplaying reports out of Austin, Texas, that links the payment processor to a data breach at a local restaurant chain. Heartland CIO Steven Elefant says the reports out of Austin point to a
localized intrusion initiated within the stores, either in their point-of-sale system or as a result of other fraud.
According to the Austin Statesman, a police spokesman says criminals hacked into an accounting network between Tinos Greek Cafe and Heartland Payment Systems. Police Cpl. Scott Perry explains:
Somebody hacked into a computer system, and it's happening somewhere between Tinos' point of sale and their credit card clearinghouse company.