January 15, 2015

A class action lawsuit compiling more than 30 of the 44 lawsuits that have been filed against The Home Depot Inc. in relation to its 2014 data breach is scheduled to begin Friday, Jan. 16 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in Atlanta.

January 6, 2015

Looking through the Identity Theft Resource Center’s running list of data breaches for 2014, one could be forgiven for thinking they were reading a “Who’s Who” of chain store retailers.

January 6, 2015

Retailers are suffering fewer cyber attacks, but for hackers it is becoming a situation of quality over quantity.

January 5, 2015

Chick-fil-A acknowledged on Friday that it has received reports of potential “unusual activity” involving payment cards used at a few of its restaurants and that it was investigating whether a data breach had taken place.

December 30, 2014

Gas prices may be falling, but the price of recovering from a data breach is steadily climbing. 

December 8, 2014

Watch out, retailers with stores in Florida. The Florida State Legislature has tightened controls over businesses for data security breaches. 

December 5, 2014

Industry experts speak out on the recent data breach at BeBe.

November 26, 2014

The Home Depot Inc. faces at least 44 lawsuits connected with a data breach that affected the retailer from April-September 2014.

November 25, 2014

The Home Depot Inc. faces at least 44 lawsuits connected with a data breach that affected the retailer from April-September 2014.

November 20, 2014

Although the mobile payment adoption rate is increasing, industry experts realize that with convenience comes the burgeoning of security risks such as data breaches. 

November 18, 2014

The Home Depot Inc. showed solid performance in the third quarter of fiscal 2014 despite reporting a major data breach in September, but still has not fully accounted for all the costs related to the breach.

November 6, 2014

You’ve acquired a new storefront. While doing your final walk-through, you notice an unlocked door that opens to a side alley. How are you going to secure it?

November 4, 2014
Bedford, Mass. -- Almost 50% of consumers have fallen victim to at least one data breach and 45% say they are not confident they know all instances of when their personal information has been leaked. However, according to a survey conducted by RSA, the security division of EMC, in conjunction with the Ponemon Institute of more than 1,000 U.S. consumers, in many cases behaviors toward security have not changed.  
October 22, 2014

In Russia alone, stolen payment card information is a $680 million-per-year industry, according to Moscow-based security company Group IB. With that much money to be made, it’s no wonder cyber-attacks are so common. 

October 13, 2014

The news of the recent security breach at Kmart stores generated lots of comments from security experts.

October 6, 2014

After large-scale payment data breaches at Target, Sally Beauty, Michaels, Niemen Marcus and the recently confirmed breach at Home Depot, it seems that no retailer is safe from skilled hackers. The incidents also bring to light such questions as “why are payment system breaches happening more frequently?” and “how can they be stopped?”

September 29, 2014

Retail is the top industry targeted for data breaches. According to the 2014 Global Security Report from cybersecurity provider Trustwave, retail made up 35% of attacks Trustwave investigated in 2013.

September 19, 2014

Home Depot Inc. confirmed that some 56 million payment cards were likely compromised in a data breach that went undetected for five months.

September 12, 2014

The program used to steal credit card data in the recent cyber attack on The Home Depot Inc. is reportedly not the same program used in the 2013 cyber attack on Target.

September 10, 2014

The year 2013 was a wake-up call for retailers with regards to national data breaches, with frequency jumping 62% from 2012 to 2013. Eight chart-topping breaches exposed information totaling just over 10 million people last year, as opposed to one single breach of that size the year before.

September 2, 2014

The Home Depot Inc. is the latest retail chain to investigate a possible credit card data breach.

August 21, 2014

Retailers working to improve their security posture have a new threat to consider: Backoff malware.

August 15, 2014

Supervalu Inc. has suffered a data breach that may have resulted in theft of customer payment card data.

July 31, 2014

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is warning retailers about a new, nearly indetectable computer virus known as “Backoff” that poses a threat to POS systems.