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Suspected POS data breach at Trump, Hilton hotels

A suspected data breach of point-of-sale systems at Hilton Hotels properties and franchised locations is being investigated. The Trump Hotel Collection also confirmed that IT security has been compromised at seven of its properties.

Target to hire 1,000 for IT, reduce outsourcing

Target has a new plan to boost its technology capabilities. To reduce reliance on outsourcing, the retailer is hiring 1,000 people for IT, including 500 software engineers.

Don't let EMV be a missed opportunity

Hackers are increasingly attacking third party partners, like point-of-sale (POS) resellers, to break into retailers' systems through weak remote access controls—in fact, this, along with weak passwords, contributed to 94 percent of POS breaches investigated by Trustwave in 2014. 

Target, MasterCard near new settlement of 2013 data breach

Target is hoping to soon close the books on its costly 2013 data breach by negotiating a second settlement with MasterCard, similar to the deal reached with Visa this month.

Target reaches $67M settlement deal with Visa

Target has reached an agreement with Visa that will reimburse card issuers up to $67 million for costs incurred by the retailer's data breach during the 2013 holiday season. The deal covers credit cards and debit cards issued by financial institutions under the Visa brand. It took months of negotiations, and the specific dollar amount of the deal has not yet been disclosed,  The Wall Street Journal  reported. 

Cybersecurity in congressional coma

After failing to pass the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act prior to its August recess, the U.S. Senate has postponed action on the bill—which some saw as urgent and others thought was being rushed—until September.

Retailers' online photo sites still down after hacking incident

The online photo sites of several retailers, including Costco, Sam's Club and Rite Aid, are still inoperative after being taken down more than a week ago, following a presumed hacking incident. The sites are not expected to return until early August, thus missing much of the summer photo processing season. PNI Digital Media, owned by Staples and used by several retailers to manage photo sites, is investigating the possible data breach. It is not clear whether any customer information has been taken.

Eataly reports possible POS hack

Eataly's retail location in New York City has reported a possible data breach in its POS system. The company's website warns consumers of the potential security incident, urging consumers who purchased items between Jan. 16 and April 2 at the New York City location to immediately check their bank accounts. "Based upon an extensive forensic investigation, it appears that criminals unscrupulously hacked our network system and installed a malware designed to capture payment card transaction data," according to a company statement. An investigation was officially launched after several Eataly employees, who also made purchases at the store, found fraudulent charges on their credit cards,  PYMNTS  reported. The malware has now been removed and security measures are in place.

Target's $19 million breach settlement with MasterCard falls through

The proposed $19 million settlement between Target and MasterCard over losses incurred from the 2013 data breach has fallen through. The deal did not gain enough support from credit card issuers.  

Congress proposes easing data breach reporting laws

Minor cybersecurity data breaches will not have to be disclosed under legislation proposed in both the U.S. House and Senate in recent months.