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Target Hacked

Target To Pay $10 Million To Settle Lawsuit From Massive Data Breach

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reuters) - Target Corp has agreed to pay $10 million in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit related to a huge 2013...

Gerry Smith

Shopping Online May Actually Be Safer Than Shopping In Person | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.15.2014 | Technology

The list of major retailers that have been hacked keeps growing. But while tens of millions of people have seen their credit card numbers fall into th...

Cybercrime Thrives Amid Lack of National Data Security Standards for Retailers

B. Dan Berger | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
B. Dan Berger

For the sake of America's economy and consumers, we must take steps to make sure consumer financial information is safe from cybercriminals.

No One is Secure While Data Security Is a One-Sided Proposition

B. Dan Berger | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
B. Dan Berger

Our economy and consumers are not safe if only financial institutions are accountable. The companies that store consumer data need to secure their house.

Gerry Smith

New Law Would Force Companies Like Target To Report Hacks Quickly | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.24.2014 | Technology

Following criticism that Target and other retailers have been slow to publicly report attacks, Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday pressed for a ne...

Should We Blame Russia for the Target Breach?

Michael Gregg | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology
Michael Gregg

Some of the most notorious malware that's targeted U.S. consumers, banks and retailers over the past few years has originated from Russia or former Soviet states.

Small Businesses: Prepare to Be Breached!

Adam Levin | Posted 04.15.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Reality check: Hackers will always go after the weakest link. If they determine that the big guys have toughened up, they're just going to go after easier targets, like small businesses. So what is a small business owner to do?

Target Hearing Highlights Need for Congressional Action on Data Breaches

Adam Levin | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Adam Levin

To hear Republicans talk, the real danger is that you might get too many notifications that your identity is at risk. Must be nice to be a senator, eh?

Why Aren't the Credit Card Companies at the Target Hacking Hearing?

Adam Levin | Posted 04.05.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

While some Target customers might well feel better seeing one of their executives squirm in the bright lights of the Senate, there will be too many credit card executives sitting safely at their desks far away from the cameras.

Gerry Smith

Target Under Fire For Not Revealing Hacks Earlier | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

When Target and Neiman Marcus revealed they’d been hacked, they didn’t come forward willingly. The attacks against the retailers only came to ligh...

It Gets Worse...

Reuters | Jim Finkle | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

BOSTON (Reuters) - A cybercrime firm says it has uncovered at least six ongoing attacks at U.S. merchants whose credit card processing systems are inf...

The Real 'Ish' With the Target and Neiman Marcus Hackings Isn't What You Think

Adam Levin | Posted 03.17.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

With a little extra work and some programming ingenuity, identity thieves can use your information to engage in what I like to call the pantheon of "-ishing" -- phishing, spear-phishing, vishing and smishing -- and still turn a tidy profit off of their crimes with your inadvertent help.

House Requests Probe Of Target Hack

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Democratic members of the Financial Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives are calling for the panel...

Report: More U.S. Retailers' Security Breached, Joining Target And Neiman Marcus

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2014 | Business

By Jim Finkle and Mark Hosenball BOSTON/WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Target Corp and Neiman Marcus are not the only U.S. retailers ...

Investigation Into Hack Widens

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

BOSTON (Reuters) - State attorneys general from around the country are banding together to probe the Target data breach, New York Attorney General Eri...

5 Lessons from the Snapchat and Target Hacks

Michael Gregg | Posted 03.08.2014 | Technology
Michael Gregg

It's not just small companies that have security breaches. Even Fortune 500s and government agencies are regularly breached. As a consumer, make sure that you understand the risks to your personal and financial data.

Target Makes Disturbing Admission

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.27.2013 | Business

Target confirmed Friday that encrypted PIN data was stolen during the massive data breach that affected an estimated 40 million accounts. Though the P...

Are Retailers Doing Enough to Protect Consumers From Data Breaches?

B. Dan Berger | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
B. Dan Berger

NAFCU urges Congress to make the issue of data security a priority in 2014 and enforce a stricter standard on merchants and retailers to protect consumers from breaches that compromise their financial and personal information.

Target Suffers Huge Blow

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.13.2014 | Business

Target, the discount retailer affectionately known as “Tar-jay” by its loyal legions of fans, just suffered a huge blow to its once-stellar reputa...

Target Hack May Be Worse Thank You Think

Reuters | Posted 02.24.2014 | Business

By Jim Finkle and David Henry BOSTON/NEW YORK, Dec 24 (Reuters) - The hackers who attacked Target Corp and compromised up to 40 millio...

Gerry Smith

The Hidden Culprit In The Target Credit Hijack | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

After thieves hijacked credit and debit card data belonging to 40 million Target shoppers, many blamed the retail giant for putting them at risk of id...

Well This Was Inevitable...

Reuters | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business

Dec 23 (Reuters) - In the wake of a massive data breach, Target Corp suffered reduced customer traffic over one of the busiest shopping weekends of ...


Reuters | Jim Finkle and Dhanya Skariachan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

BOSTON (Reuters) - Target Corp said hackers have stolen data from up to 40 million credit and debit cards of shoppers who visited its stores during th...

If You Shop At Target, You Need To Know This | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

40 million shoppers could be at risk for credit and debit card fraud....

40 Million Credit Cards May Have Been Compromised In Target Breach

Posted 02.13.2014 | Business

Target confirmed Thursday that previous reports about the unauthorized access of customers' credit card data were true. In a press release posted o...