Data Breach

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Target Corp. Lays Off Nearly 500 Workers

Target Corporation announced Wednesday that the company would be eliminating about 475 positions. The news comes after more than a month’s worth of bad press over a data breach.

01/22/2014

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1-21-14 Target Data Breach On The Morning News With Dave Lee

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01/21/2014

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2 Nabbed At Texas Border, Suspected In Target Data Breach

Police say two people trying to enter the U.S. from Mexico have been arrested in South Texas on fraud charges that could be related to the theft of personal data from Target retail stores. McAllen police Chief Victor Rodriguez scheduled a news conference for Monday afternoon.

01/20/2014

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Esme’s Blog: The Blame Game For The Target Breach

A news article Saturday puts the blame for the 100 million plus credit card breach squarely on the Target bullseye. The story in the New York Times said hackers trolling for vulnerable retailers found an easy target (pun intended), in the Minneapolis-based company.

01/18/2014

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Shoppers Fret About Authenticity Of Target Emails

An email sent to the roughly 70 million Target customers who may have been affected by a pre-Christmas data breach is causing panic among those who fear it could be an attempt to victimize them again.

01/17/2014

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Target Breach Appears To Be Part Of Broader Scam

The security breach that hit Target Corp. during the crucial holiday season seemed to be part of a broader and highly sophisticated scam that affected several retailers, says a report published by a global cyber intelligence firm that works with the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security.

01/16/2014

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Target Offers 1 Year Of Free Credit Monitoring

As consumers continue to absorb the news that the Target data breach affected far more people than the chain originally announced, the company is offering a year of free credit monitoring to customers. Target initially said 40 million credit card accounts were compromised, but now says the figure is closer to 110 million. Target’s stock was down again Monday, and the retailer announced last week that fourth quarter sales, which included the big holiday shopping season, were down two percent.

01/13/2014

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Target CEO Defends Company’s Response To Breach

The CEO of Target is finally speaking out after the massive security breach that impacted millions of Americans over the holidays. He’s defending Target and how the company has handled the breach, and said the company is working now to gain back the trust of many shoppers.

01/13/2014

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Neiman Marcus Is Latest Victim Of Security Breach

Luxury merchant Neiman Marcus confirmed Saturday that thieves stole some of its customers’ payment card information and made unauthorized charges over the holiday season, becoming the second retailer in recent weeks to announce it had fallen victim to a cyber-security attack. The hacking, coming weeks after Target Corp. revealed its own breach, underscores the increasing challenges that merchants have in thwarting security breaches. Ginger Reeder, spokeswoman for Dallas-based Neiman Marcus Group Ltd., said in an email Saturday that the retailer had been notified in mid-December by its credit card processor about potentially unauthorized payment activity following customer purchases at stores.

01/11/2014

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Massive Target Breach Could Have Lasting Effects

Fallout from Target’s pre-Christmas security breach is likely to affect the company’s sales and profits well into the new year. The company disclosed on Friday that the massive data theft was significantly more extensive and affected millions more shoppers than the company reported in December. As a result of the breach, millions of Target customers have become vulnerable to identity theft, experts say. The nation’s second largest discounter said hackers stole personal information — including names, phone numbers as well as email and mailing addresses — from as many as 70 million customers as part of a data breach it discovered last month.

01/10/2014

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Target Confirms Encrypted PIN Data Was Stolen

The fallout over the security breech that resulted in the theft of credit information for an estimated 40 million Target shoppers continues. CBS News is reporting that consumer reaction to their response to the theft was not encouraging. Many have avoided shopping at Target, canceled their Target credit cards, and may even be planning to sue the company.

12/27/2013

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Senator Calls For Accountability In Target Breach

Sen. Robert Menendez wants the federal government to hold companies accountable when their customers’ financial information is stolen.

12/26/2013

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New Technology May Make Data Breaches A Worry Of The Past

Some of Target’s employees won’t spend the Christmas holiday at home. The company says corporate staff will continue to help people whose data was breached.

12/24/2013

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Target Warns: Be Wary Of Phishing Emails

Target says it has learned of some incidents of scam emails related to its recent data breach and is setting up a section of its corporate website to post copies of all official communication. The company says it is aware of “limited instances” of scam emails. Spokeswoman Molly Snyder says the company doesn’t have any other specifics to provide about the fake emails.

12/24/2013

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Sen. Klobuchar Weighs In On Target Data Breach

The U.S. Justice Department is now involved in the data breach at Twin Cities-based Target Corporation. Sen. Amy Klobuchar says it’s an indication that officials must be onto whomever committed the crime.

12/24/2013

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Lawsuits Emerging From Data Breach At Target

The first federal lawsuits are now being filed over the massive data breach at Target. Three Minnesotans are among those who say the Minneapolis-based company put them at risk. The company confirmed last week that someone had stolen credit and debit card information from as many as 40 million Target shoppers. The thefts went undetected for more than two weeks.

12/23/2013

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Weak U.S. Card Security Made Target A Juicy Target

The U.S. is the juiciest target for hackers hunting credit card information. And experts say incidents like the recent data theft at Target’s stores will get worse before they get better.

12/22/2013

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Fake Target Discount Emails Link To Fraudulent Sites

Target is apologizing to customers for its widespread data breach by offering a discount to everyone this weekend. But on Saturday, some of the emails customers received may have been part of a phishing scam. According to the Wall Street Journal, fake emails were sent out Saturday that looked close to the real ones. But instead of linking people to credit bureau websites, the sites were fraudulent.

12/21/2013

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Target Reassuring Shoppers, Says There’s Few Reports Of Fraud

Target is trying to reassure its customers in the wake of the retailer’s massive data breach. Someone stole 40 million credit and debit card numbers between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15.

12/20/2013

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Target: 40M Accounts May Be Involved In Breach

Target says about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach. The chain said Thursday that the accounts may have been impacted between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15.

12/19/2013

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Answers To Questions About The Target Data Breach

With less than a week until Christmas, a real-life Grinch has stolen the credit and debit card information of about 40 million Target shoppers. Target says anyone who made purchases by swiping cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 may have had their accounts exposed.

12/19/2013

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Secret Service Investigating Target Data Breach

The Secret Service says it is investigating a credit- and debit-card data theft at Target stores. Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary confirms the agency is investigating, but declined to provide further details.

12/18/2013

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Audit: Numerous Factors Aided MNsure Data Breach

Minnesota’s legislative auditor says leaders of the state’s new health insurance exchange could have done more to prevent the disclosure of Social Security numbers of about 1,600 insurance agents.

11/07/2013

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MN Seeks Dismissal Of Suits Over DNR Data Breach

The state of Minnesota has asked a federal judge to dismiss lawsuits filed by people whose driver’s license data was accessed by a Department of Natural Resources employee.

05/01/2013

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