The computer hack of Sony internal data and emails has suddenly become, well, terrifying, The group, Guardians of Peace, which took credit for hacking the entertainment giant's internal data – and released a lot of it – in late November now says it is planning an attack on movie theaters that are showing the new movie, "The Interview".
Consumers are suffering from "breach fatigue", since many retailers have been the target of card and data breaches in the last year. While the massive Target breach has been the most publicized, Home Depot, Kmart, SuperValu and a host of other retailers have also been targeted.
Another data breach affecting shoppers' payment cards has been detected, but this time it's not a retailer but mobile payment platform Charge Anywhere.
It's been one year since Target's data breach disrupted the retailer's holiday season, and now a Minnesota District Court has found Target negligent, paving the way for lawsuits as banks and financial institutions potentially seek compensation.
It's been a year since Target's data breach and retailers are still vulnerable even as the busiest shopping season kicks into high gear, warns security experts largely due to a lack of focus on asset management.
There is perhaps no subject more important to retailers this season than security. Just one year after a data breach at Target compromised 40 million payment cards and the personal information of 70 million shoppers, the event is still fresh in shoppers'—and retailers'—minds.
There's new evidence to suggest the Staples and Michaels data breaches are connected and could be the work of the same cyber criminals.
Home Depot's outgoing CEO Frank Blake could have had his legacy erased by the retailer's recent data breach. But instead of passing blame or handing off responsibilities to his successor, Craig Menear, Blake rolled up his sleeves and got to work, according to Fortune.
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.
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.