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.
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.
With all the concern about retail theft–especially insider theft–it is surprising that Amazon employees are raising a fuss over routine theft screenings.
Insidious details emerged earlier this week about a group of thieves that made $400,000 worth of fraudulent purchases at a Saks Fifth Avenue store.
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.
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.
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.
There's new information to suggest that the groups behind the Home Depot and Target data breaches were not the same.
Twitch, Amazon's new $1 billion acquisition geared toward giving the company a way into the user-generated video content market, has been on the receiving end of a slew of recent malware attacks, and they're not designed to steal credit card information.