May 14, 2015

Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. has confirmed that there was an “illegal intrusion” into the company’s payment card systems. It is the retailer’s second data breach in a little over the year. Here are insights on the breach from four security experts:

May 8, 2015

Human error was the number one cause of data security incidents in 2014.

April 20, 2015

It’s not just media hype – retailers’ exposure to data breaches really is getting worse. According to the 2015 Internet Threat Report from security technology provider Symantec, 11% of all data breaches Symantec recorded in 2014 hit retailers.

March 19, 2015

Target Corp. has agreed to pay $10 million in a proposed settlement of a class-action suit related to the company’s 2013 data breach, according to court documents filed Wednesday.

March 18, 2015

The National Retail Federation on Wednesday presented Congress with what it termed “practical, commonsense and achievable solutions” to better protect consumers and help businesses prevent cyberattacks and data breaches, including passage of a uniform nationwide breach notification law applying to all entities that handle sensitive customer information.

February 17, 2015

Data breaches are on the rise around the world. Digital security provider Gemalto released the latest edition of its Breach Level Index (BLI), revealing that more than 1,500 data breaches led to one billion data records compromised worldwide during 2014.

January 27, 2015

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) will testify Tuesday, Jan. 27 at the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade hearing, “What are the Elements of Sound Data Breach Legislation.”

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 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. 

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 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 21, 2014

Staples Inc. is investigating a possible breach of payment card data.

October 13, 2014

Kmart is the latest retailer to be hit by a payment data breach.

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 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.