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Target Data Breach

EMV Credit Card Chips: No Silver Bullet, but a Significant Step Forward in Fraud Reduction

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery | Posted 01.07.2016 | Technology
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery

By Steven Myers Associate Professor of Computer Science and Informatics Indiana University With the New Year beginning, we have just come through...

Cyber Threats to Your Business: 4 Ways to Safeguard Your Assets

John Bowen | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
John Bowen

Marc Goodman recently shared his top strategies for how entrepreneurs can thwart cyber criminals -- and prevent our most sensitive and important assets from getting hacked.

This Sums Up The Utter Failure Of Cybersecurity

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business

"The security industry is sort of like the Band-Aid industry."

Target To Pay $19 Million Settlement Over Massive Data Breach

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business

(Reuters) - Target Corp said it had agreed to reimburse about $19 million to financial institutions who had issued MasterCard-branded cards that were ...

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...

Your New Smart Card's Dirty Little Secret: It Won't Stop Hackers

Jeff Fox | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Jeff Fox

Even when you shop with the latest, chip-laden credit card, retailers' computers will still store your card number in easily readable form, leaving it as vulnerable as in the past to criminal theft.

Gerry Smith

Home Depot Admits 56 Million Payment Cards At Risk After Cyber Attack

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.21.2014 | Business

The Home Depot said Thursday that about 56 million customer debit and credit cards were put at risk after hackers broke into the company's payment sys...

Waiting for Data Breaches Like Home Depot & Target to Stop? Don't Hold Your Breath.

Jeff Fox | Posted 11.16.2014 | Technology
Jeff Fox

Cybercrime is a massive multinational industry that regularly makes many attempts to breach major institutions. Why so many of those efforts have been succeeding lately, on such a large scale, is due partly to how smart an organization needs to be to defend against them.

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.

This Might Be The Most Miserable Target Store We've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 05.19.2014 | Business

Blame Canada. That may as well be Target's modus operandi these days. "Botched," "flop," "stumble" and "remarkable failure" have all been used to ...

Who's Sneaking Around Your Business Network Undetected?

Nir Polak | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business
Nir Polak

Malware has become the big bad wolf in cybersecurity circles, and businesses around the globe are quickly buying up the latest detection technologies to protect their IT networks. But that's not enough.

Report: Arrest Made In Target Data Breach Case

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Texas police have arrested a man named Guo Xing Chen they say is linked to the devastating data breach at No. 3 U.S. retail ...

Collateral Damage: The Effect Of Card Fraud On Small Businesses, Customers And The Economy

Adam Dolby | Posted 06.24.2014 | Small Business
Adam Dolby

But wait, after the cards were/are compromised, the banks reissue you a new card, they let you dispute any bad transactions and the merchants may offer you a discount to keep you coming back. So, no harm, no foul, right? Not so fast ...

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.

How To Prevent Yourself From Getting Ripped Off Online, From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 03.03.2014 | Home

Personal finance expert Suze Orman had some valuable tips and information to share with us about preventing identity theft online. In light of sev...

Why There Will Be Another Major Data Breach (And Another, And Another)

Adam Levin | Posted 04.26.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Just remember that it all comes down to money: yours (that the criminals want), and the cold hard cash that some corporations and institutions haven't spent to keep your information secure.

Target Refuses to Face Legislature Over Data Breach

Jamie Court | Posted 04.21.2014 | Technology
Jamie Court

Medical data breaches are fewer and farther between. When they occur, companies pay a big price. The same should be true for our financial data. We need a Financial Information Privacy Act.

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?

Big Data Breaches -- The Shape of Things to Come

Mary Buffett | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Mary Buffett

Now that the impact of the Target data breach has grown from 40 million card members to 70 million, and to perhaps as high as 110 million, prepare for all sorts of mayhem because this data theft is just the start of things to come.

Target Makes Big Change In Wake Of Data Breach

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Target Corp, which suffered a massive data breach during the holiday shopping season, is speeding up a $100 million pr...

Kim Bhasin

Target May Never Be The Same Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business

Target's once-envied reputation may never fully recover from the massive data breach that affected more than 100 million customers during the holiday ...

Target Lays Off Hundreds

Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Target Corp is cutting 475 jobs at its offices in Minnesota, where it is based, a spokeswoman for the third-largest U.S. retaile...

5 Simple Steps to Protect Yourself From the Target Data Breach

Chris Wang | Posted 03.23.2014 | Money
Chris Wang

This past month has been an unwelcome reminder that identity theft is on the rise. Target and Neiman Marcus are the two high profile retailers whose networks were breached over the holiday season; however, at least three other well-known smaller U.S. retailers were breached.

Gerry Smith

Target Under Fire For Not Revealing Hacks Earlier

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...