Security breach could affect accounts at State Employees Credit Union
Posted January 25, 2009 6:07 p.m. EST
Updated January 26, 2009 2:25 p.m. EST
Raleigh, N.C. — The North Carolina State Employees Credit Union is sending new credit cards and personal identification numbers to members after a national credit card processing company reported a security breach.
Heartland Payment Systems is a national Visa processor for over 250,000 merchants including hotels, restaurants and retailers.
SECU receives card transactions through Visa, which receives the transactions from Heartland.
The credit union said the decision to issue new cards was a precaution and does not mean accounts have had unauthorized activity. It is also urging account holders to monitor activity on credit and debit accounts.
Cards that may have been affected will be de-activated on Feb. 9.