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Add another to the list: Staples investigating data breach

With every passing week, there is a new reminder that retailers and their systems are under the constant threat of attack. Now Staples is the latest retailer to suffer. The office-supply chain announced it is investigating a possible breach, and that it has contacted law enforcement and informed the public.

Half of US shoppers likely to avoid data breached retailers

Almost half of U.S. shoppers, 45 percent, said they would avoid holiday shopping at stores that were affected by data breaches in the past year, according to a CreditCards.com report. Of the credit and debit card holders surveyed, 29 percent said that they would probably not shop at a retailer where personal information was exposed, while 16 percent said they would definitely no longer shop there.

Obama signs order to tighten card security

U.S. President Barack Obama signed an executive order to improve security measures for federal credit cards in an effort to lead the way for banks and retailers. The President also called on Congress to enact his Cybersecurity Legislative Proposal.

Kmart confirms data breach

Kmart is the latest retailer to report a breach in its payment data systems. The company announced the launch of a full investigation in partnership with a leading IT security firm to learn more details of the malware hack.

What's in store after Supervalu breach?

The latest retail security breach–hitting grocery retailer and wholesaler Supervalu for the second time this year–targeted its point-of-sale (POS) systems. However, security experts warn that retailers need to be prepared for other types of attacks.

Retail is most compromised industry

After the massive data breaches that have plagued retailers from Target to Home Depot in recent years, a new study shows that retail is the most compromised industry in terms of data security.

Home Depot may have left data vulnerable

In the wake of Home Depot's recent data breach, fingers are pointing and accusations flying that the retailer had known for years its systems were vulnerable to hackers.

Home Depot confirms data breach

The Home Depot confirmed that its payment data systems have been breached, which could potentially impact customers using cards in its U.S. and Canadian stores. The retailer reports no evidence of the breach affecting customers who shopped in Mexico or online.

Home Depot investigating massive data breach

Home Depot has confirmed it is investigating some "unusual activity" related to a data breach, making the home improvement retailer the latest potential victim of cyber criminals.

The untold story of the Target data breach

Target's data breach is among the largest to date and has impacted the retailer far beyond the event's scope and moment in time.