On Friday, May 1, 2009, Heartland Payment Systems Inc. announced that it is again compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. In April 2008, a compliance audit determined that Heartland was PCI compliant but, sometime after that, Heartland fell out of compliance. In January 2009, the payment processor reported that it was the victim of a what became a widely-reported security breach. Effective May 4, 2009, VISA will again list Heartland as a validated service provider.