Target Credit Card Data Hack

Target’s CEO is the latest victim of the massive credit card hack

By on May 5, 2014 at 9:25 AM.

Target’s CEO is the latest victim of the massive credit card hack

Target on Monday announced that Gregg Steinhafel, the company’s CEO, President and Chairman of the board, has stepped down from all positions following the massive credit card hack the company had been hit with late last year. More →

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Cheaper Galaxy S5 Deals

Don’t buy the Galaxy S5 before you check out these deals

By on April 8, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

Don’t buy the Galaxy S5 before you check out these deals

The Galaxy S5 is already available for preorder from many carriers in the U.S., and will be available in stores in a few days, but interested buyers should check Target and Best Buy’s new offers that may help them score a cheaper new Samsung flagship handset, especially if they plan to buy the handset on-contract. More →

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Xbox One Sale

Big new sale makes Xbox One much cheaper than PS4

By on April 8, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

Big new sale makes Xbox One much cheaper than PS4

Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox One video game console has been well-received thus far but there’s no question that sales have been lagging behind Sony’s rival box, the PlayStation 4. A number of industry watchers have suggested that the Xbox One’s price, which at $499 is $100 more than the PS4, was one of the main reasons for the console’s comparatively weak sales — Sony announced last month that PS4 sales had surpasses 6 million units, while the last number we heard from Microsoft was 3 million units as of the end of 2013. If price is indeed the biggest barrier for the Xbox One, a huge new sale that makes the Xbox One much cheaper than the PS4 could be just what Microsoft needs to push forward. More →

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Target Data Hack How It Happened

It turns out Target could have easily prevented its massive security breach

By on March 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

It turns out Target could have easily prevented its massive security breach

The massive breach that occurred around Thanksgiving last year could have been prevented by Target’s existing security personnel and advanced security software, an extensive investigative report from Bloomberg Businessweek reveals. But instead, Target did nothing, allowing hackers to steal over 40 million credit cards, as well as personal data for over 70 million customers. More →

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Target Hackers Credentials Theft

Here’s how the Target hackers pulled off their incredible heist

By on February 6, 2014 at 1:30 PM.

Here’s how the Target hackers pulled off their incredible heist

More details regarding the massive hack that hit Target late last year have been uncovered, revealing how attackers gained access to the retailer’s systems. After a recent report said that the hackers used old-school tactics like actually stealing the credentials of a Target employee to gain access to the store, Krebs on Security now says that the credentials actually belonged to a Target maintenance company that dealt with, among other things, air conditioning vents. More →

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Target Smart Cards Launch

Target moves quickly to prevent future hacks

By on February 4, 2014 at 11:15 PM.

Target moves quickly to prevent future hacks

Target’s chief financial officer and executive vice president John Mulligan authored an opinion piece in The Hill on Monday, in which he revealed the company is accelerating its $100 million smart card program following the massive hack it suffered in late 2013. According to Mulligan, the first REDcards smart cards will be deployed in early 2015, more than six years earlier than initially expected, and the technology will also be implemented in the retailers store. More →

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Target Hack Investigation

Target hack not possible without some old-school theft

By on January 30, 2014 at 10:45 PM.

Target hack not possible without some old-school theft

The massive hack that hit Target in the weeks before Christmas 2013 wouldn’t have been possible without someone actually stealing the credentials of a vendor, Reuters revealed. “The ongoing forensic investigation has indicated that the intruder stole a vendor’s credentials, which were used to access our system,” Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder said, without revealing what was taken. More →

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Target security attack

A look inside the complex logistics behind the Target hacks

By on January 22, 2014 at 2:20 PM.

A look inside the complex logistics behind the Target hacks

Even though police have arrested two people in Texas who have used stolen Target credit card information, the hackers behind the breach will likely never be found, AP reports. The breach, in which 40 million credit and debit card numbers were stolen along with the personal information for 70 million customers, was likely carried about out by Russian or Eastern European hackers. These hackers are likely part of a complex heirarchy that keeps them several layers removed from the arrested card users. More →

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Target Malware Origin

Target data hack only the beginning of massive, sophisticated attack

By on January 17, 2014 at 1:15 PM.

Target data hack only the beginning of massive, sophisticated attack

The Target data breach may be just the tip of the iceberg in what seems to be a massive sophisticated attack on U.S. retailers that may have possibly originated in Russia, according to newly discovered evidence. The Wall Street Journal reports that federal and private investigators who are looking into the matter have discovered that parts of the malware used to hit Target has been available on the black market since last spring, and was written in Russian, leading them to believe the attack may have ties to organized crime in the former Soviet Union. More →

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Neiman Marcus Credit Card Hack

Neiman Marcus data breach went on for much longer than believed

By on January 17, 2014 at 6:30 AM.

Neiman Marcus data breach went on for much longer than believed

The security breach at Neiman Marcus, which wasn’t acknowledged officially until a few days ago, went on for much longer than initially believed, the New York Times reports. While the retail store is yet to confirm to the public when the system was first hacked, it told credit card companies in a conference call on Monday that it all started in mid-July and that it wasn’t fully contained until Sunday, unnamed sources revealed. In its initial disclosure to the public, Neiman Marcus said it first learned about the breach in mid-December although it only decided to reveal it in January. In its notes to customers, the retailer said that key personal data, including Social Security numbers and birth dates, were not compromised. Furthermore, the company said that it doesn’t collect card PINs in its stores, and that it had “no knowledge of any connection” between the Target hack and the one it suffered. The retail chain is yet to reveal how many credit and debit cards were compromised during the attack. More →

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How Was Target Hacked

Expert who first revealed massive Target hack tells us how it happened

By on January 16, 2014 at 11:00 AM.

Expert who first revealed massive Target hack tells us how it happened

More unofficial details about the late 2013 Target hack that exposed up to 40 million credit and debit cards and personal data for up to 70 million customers have started to surface, Krebs on Security reports, revealing that a piece of malware that’s “nearly identical” to a 207kb malicious program sold on the black market with prices starting at $1,800 may have been responsible for the massive card data breach. More →

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Target Breach Tips

Worried you might be among the 70 million Target breach victims? Here’s what you should do

By on January 15, 2014 at 10:30 AM.

Worried you might be among the 70 million Target breach victims? Here’s what you should do

As has been widely reported over the past month, Target was the target of a major security breach that compromised credit and debit card data belonging to a staggering 70 million consumers. The attack took place during the busy holiday shopping season and as was discovered late last month, many of the cards impacted by the breach are already being sold on the black market along with associated sensitive cardholder data. This is a huge breach with obvious widespread implications for a shockingly large number of American consumers — 70 million represents more than 20% of the U.S. population. If you think you may be among those affected, however, there are some steps you can take to protect yourself. More →

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Neiman Marcus Target Hack

Hackers attack Neiman Marcus, others in Target-like fashion

By on January 13, 2014 at 7:50 AM.

Hackers attack Neiman Marcus, others in Target-like fashion

Target was not the only retail chain under attack during the 2013 Black Friday hack, with Neiman Marcus and other unnamed retailers confirmed to have been hit in a similar fashion. Target has recently confirmed that hackers managed to steal personal data belonging to 70 million people during the attack, after initially saying they stole credit and debit card data belonging to up to 40 million customersincluding encrypted keys.

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