All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Target’

Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel Steps Down

Target announced on Monday that Gregg Steinhafel is stepping down from the board, and from his positions as chairman, president, and CEO of the company. This follows a massive data breach, which occurred during the holiday season, which saw the compromise of 40 million credit and debit cards, and the theft of information from a reported 70 million people. Stenhafel …

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Michaels Security Breach Affected Three Million Cards

Michaels, North America’s largest specialty arts & crafts store, has confirmed that a security breach exposed data from millions of transactions from May 8th, 2013, to January 27th, 2014. “Our customers are always our number one priority and we are truly sorry for any inconvenience or concern Michaels may have caused. We are committed to assisting affected customers by providing …

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Blue Jeans And Skin Spikes: Bad Ads’ Photoshop Fails

A facepalm worthy Photoshop job is one thing. But when a recent Target ad ruffled feathers with a half-assed editing job on model’s bikini clad body (no – literally – half of her undercarriage is missing), it was cause for questions, like: “Why’d they cut off her lady parts?” and “Will this mid-kini give me some sweet underarm and hip …

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Old Navy Photoshops “Thigh Gap” But Has Explanation

Target has been under constant scrutiny since the major credit card breach that happened around Thanksgiving last year. On December 19th, the store announced that the criminals behind the credit card breach gained access to customer information the day before Thanksgiving on Black Friday and maintained it until December 15. It seems the store just can’t get a break with …

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Bathing Suit Picture Removed From Target’s Website

Target has managed to start a debate over body image after a botched Photoshopped image was uploaded to their site. The image is of two different teenage girls wearing this year’s newest swimsuit designs. However, whoever edited the photos did an awful job, and left noticeable eraser marks on the girl’s thighs, arms, and pelvis (trying to create a thigh …

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Target Apologizes for Thigh Gap Photoshop Error

In the last several months, things have not fared well for Target. In December a huge security breach made many question the company’s competency. Now customers are outraged by a new scandal; once again the Target Corporation must apologize to the public. On Monday night, several bloggers noticed an error with some of the pictures on Target’s website. These photos …

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Target Horribly Photoshops Bikini Ad

Photoshopping has become less of a secret and more of an expected visual aid. These days, people are fighting back against the sometimes (especially in this case) unnatural and almost unobtainable final results of the photo-aiding program. Recently, Target has been under fire after summer bikini ads were released looking obviously and painfully photo-edited. The editing took place around the …

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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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Antivirus Software: No Match For Potential Cybercrime

“There are only two kinds of companies: those who have been breached and those who will be breached.” Such is the claim of Cynthia James, director of business development for Kaspersky Lab, a leading antivirus and Internet security firm. Her assessment may not be far off, either. Identity theft against Target and Neiman Marcus during the holidays last year ended …

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Sam’s Club Will Lay Off 2% Of Its Workers

In its largest wave of job cuts in four years, Wal-Mart Stores Inc announced Friday that it would be cutting 2 percent (2,300 jobs) of its workforce at its Sam’s Club retail warehouse chain; Sam’s Club has an estimated 116,000 U.S. employees with 600 locations nationwide. The layoffs are a reaction to compete with big name rivals like members-only warehouse …

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Neiman Marcus Data Breach Exposed 1.1M Cards

Earlier this month, high-end retailer Neiman Marcus confirmed that they had been the target of a widespread data breach that saw hackers gain access to customer credit cards via a sophisticated malware attack. At that time, the company launched an investigation into the breach. Now, Neiman Marcus is sharing some of the preliminary findings and have admitted that the breach …

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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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