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Minn. Company Touts Tool To Protect Stolen Credit CardsWith all the security breaches in the past year, many shoppers are concerned about using their credit or debit cards. But carrying large amounts of cash has its own risks. A survey by Bankrate.com in November found more than a third of American shoppers planned to use debit cards for Black Friday purchases. Many of those cards are tied to checking and credit accounts, and hold a wealth of personal information if hackers and thieves get their hands on them.
Dairy Queen Confirms Potential Data BreachEdina-based Dairy Queen is the latest company hit by cyber criminals, as an undisclosed number of stores have reportedly been hit by a data breach. Information including customers' credit and debit card data may have been lifted.
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Target Data Breach Could Be Made Into A MovieA movie could be made about the massive data breach that affected Target last fall. A Hollywood reporter said Sony has bought the rights to a New York Times article about blogger Brian Krebs who exposed the breach.
UND Enlists Help On Computer BreachNorth Dakota University System officials say they are working with the FBI and an independent cyber security group to investigate a breach on the system's computer server. Officials say the personal information of more than 290,000 current and former students and nearly 800 faculty and staff was hacked in early February. It's not known if the data, which included social security numbers, was stolen.
Target Faces 1st MN Lawsuit In Data BreachTarget now faces its first Minnesota lawsuit following the massive data breach that's believed to have compromised up to 110 million customers' information. Five rural banks in southern Minnesota have reportedly joined together to file a lawsuit against the retailer.
Neiman Marcus Is Latest Victim Of Security BreachLuxury 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.
Target Confirms Encrypted PIN Data Was StolenThe 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.
Sen. Klobuchar Weighs In On Target Data BreachThe 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.
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MNsure Officials Try To Calm Security Concerns A legislative panel that's overseeing the rollout of Minnesota's health insurance exchange is holding a special meeting in response to a security breach by the new agency. The MNsure Legislative Oversight Committee meets Tuesday morning at the Capitol.