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Retailers top target for cyber crime

Retailers are now the top target for cybercriminals as the focus shifts from financial markets and institutions. Retailers experienced nearly three times as many cyberattacks as those in the finance sector, last year's top target, according to the NTT 2016 Global Threat Intelligence Report.

42% of retailers are not EMV-compliant

The October 2015 deadline to implement EMV payment technology has long passed, but still 42 percent of retailers have not updated their systems in spite of the increased risk of liability.

Retailers still mired in EMV confusion, now with chargebacks

The shift to EMV has been bumpy, with banks slow to send customers new cards and retailers hesitant to turn on new POS systems and slow down checkout during the holiday season. Now there's...

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

48% of retailers have been breached; POS weakest link

With 48 percent of U.S. retailers having suffered cyberbreaches, the point-of-sale system is typically the Achilles Heel of security.