Heartland Payment Systems Inc. has agreed to pay $5 million to Discover Financial Services to settle issues related to the 2008 data security breach of the payment processor's systems.
Princeton, N.J.-based Heartland announced the data breach settlement Wednesday.
"We are pleased to have reached an equitable settlement with Discover," Bob Carr, Heartland chairman and CEO said in a press release. "This settlement marks our final agreement with a card brand related to the intrusion."
In March, Albert Gonzalez, 28, of Miami, was sentenced to 20 years and one day in prison for leading a series of breaches into Heartland and other companies. More than 130 million credit and debit card numbers from five companies were stolen in the hacking spree and more than 250 financial institutions were affected, prosecutors said.