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.

July 28, 2014

The retail sector has been targeted and damaged by high-profile cyber security incursions, resulting in a loss of customer confidence and a move by retailers to upgrade security measures in the constant battle against criminal hackers.

July 15, 2014

Data breaches in the state of New York more than tripled between 2006 and 2013, exposing 22.8 million records.

July 10, 2014

Thirty-five percent of consumers would stop shopping at a store where their data was hacked.

July 9, 2014

And the hits just keep on coming. Retailers across the country are falling prey to cyber attacks, with one of the latest announcements coming from Michaels and its subsidiary Aaron Brothers.

June 24, 2014

▲ Data breaches are on the rise: Mounting an attack on retail systems has become increasingly attractive to attackers because malware can be delivered at very low cost, according to Mark Bower, VP product management and solutions, Voltage Security, a Cupertino, California, provider of data-centric encryption and tokenization.

“So it becomes very attractive to attackers to try and steal credit card and personal data they can monetize very quickly,” he added.

June 13, 2014

P.F. Chang's Chain Bistro confirmed Friday that it had been the victim of a data breach in which data was stolen from customers’ credit and debit cards used at its restaurants.

June 12, 2014

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Inc. is the latest retailer to investigate a possible data breach.

May 23, 2014

The states of Connecticut, Florida, and Illinois, are jointly investigating a recent data breach at EBay Inc., and the state of New York is asking EBay to offer free credit monitoring for any customer whose data was exposed.

May 19, 2014

The recent cyber attacks on Target, Neiman Marcus and Michaels Stores had an immediate and profound impact on sales, as well as a widespread and ongoing ripple effect on consumer confidence in the safety of credit-card information at point-of-sale terminals.

May 7, 2014

Chain Store Age will host a webinar sponsored by Voltage Security on the steps retailers can take to secure their store and online networks against costly data breaches.

May 6, 2014

IBM has introduced comprehensive new security software and services to help organizations protect their critical data in an environment where advanced persistent threats, zero day attacks, breaches, and the financial impact on an organization continue to rise.

May 5, 2014

It has been about five months since the Target data breach made the vulnerability of retail POS data a hot topic. Investigation has since shown the Target breach did not involve POS terminals.

May 1, 2014

The recent cyber attacks on Target, Neiman Marcus and Michaels Stores had an immediate and profound impact on sales, as well as a widespread and ongoing ripple effect on consumer confidence in the safety of credit-card information at point-of-sale terminals.

April 29, 2014

Consumers avoid doing business with a breached organization at a high rate.