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Latest Headlines

Supervalu reports data breach

Supervalu is the latest retailer to experience a data breach, announcing today that cybercriminals had accessed payment card transactions at some of its stores.

Target and PF Chang's breaches 'the tip of the iceberg'

As if retailers needed any reminders that their businesses are vulnerable to security breaches, experts at a recent conference warned that Target and P.F. Chang's are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to credit card fraud.

Russian hackers steal 1.2B Web credentials

Russian hackers have amassed billions of stolen user names, passwords and email addresses. The database is believed to be the single biggest stash of stolen identity information, ever.

Jimmy John's investigating data breach

Sandwich chain Jimmy John's is the likely victim of the latest retail data breach.

Backoff malware targets retailers

There's a new cyber threat to retailers, Backoff malware that infiltrates retail computer systems through remote desktop applications.

Busted: Apple scammer arrested for stealing $300,000 in card scheme

There is a near constant flow of breaking news about cyber crime and data breaches, but one Florida man managed to scam nearly $300,000 from Apple and other retail stores in a decidedly low-tech way. According to a complaint filed with a federal court in Florida, Laverne Parrish Jr. was arrested July 17 and has been detained pending trial. Parrish, 24, successfully overrode payment terminals 42 times in 16 different states and stole more than $300,000 from Apple stores, $7,753 in one transaction.

Target's VP of security: Collaboration is key

Collaboration is the key to cyber security. This was the underlying message delivered by Target's security team as the retailer tries to move past the massive data breach of 2013.

3 in 10 shoppers don't trust retailers

Shopper distrust following a series of retail data breaches is high—three in 10 shoppers say they don't trust retailers to protect personal and financial data against cyber criminals.

Krebs on security, Target and why retailers need a better response to data breaches

Blogger Brian Krebs is responsible for breaking many a story about cybercrime, but more than anything he believes that retailers need to fundamentally change the way they respond to breaches.

Retailers face SEC scrutiny for security disclosure

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into whether companies properly handled and disclosed cyber attacks in the wake of a series of major data breaches.