All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘target breach’

Dairy Queen Breach Affects At Least Seven States

Dairy Queen is dealing with a data breach similar to the one that hit Target stores last year, and several states may be impacted. According to the Department of Homeland Security, the same type of malware found in Target stores may have been used to infiltrate the Dairy Queen restaurants. “Backoff” is used remotely to pick up on consumer payment …

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Target Tech Chief Resigns Following Massive Data Breach

The chief information officer (CIO) of Target Corporation has turned in her resignation following months of a devastating data breach. Since 2008, Beth Jacob served as executive¬†vice president¬†of technology services and chief information officer of the retail company. She first started out as an assistant buyer at a store division in 1984. Then, in 2002 she became the director of …

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Credit Card Protection: Why Won’t America Evolve?

There has been a lot of chatter in the United States after huge breach in security that saw Target hacked and upwards of 70 million customers compromised. In the following weeks there was a great deal of paranoia regarding whether or not to go to Target or any other store. Neiman Marcus was also hit with a major breach. Both …

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Target Fraud Arrests: Two Suspects Caught At Texas Border

This new year of 2014 has not been a great year for the retail store Target. First, the stolen information incident that occurred at the end of last year was a disaster, as well as the phishing scams that happened not long afterwards. Now, with these incidents just starting to be placed in the company’s history, another incident has surfaced …

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Antivirus Software – How Helpful Is It?

The recent Target security breach allowed hackers to obtain the credit card numbers and information of several thousand customers. Target was using antivirus software and believed that they were offering secure shopping, but it turns out, the software was not enough. Researchers were able to determine that the breach came from a POS malware that likely originated is Russia or …

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Target Breach – Worse Than Initially Thought

The initial security and credit card breach of the 40 million people who shopped at Target just after Thanksgiving has nearly doubled. When the breach happened, credit and debit card holders were told that the cyber criminals did not get personal information, but just credit and debit card numbers, which they quickly duplicated into phony cards and began selling all …

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