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Sally Beauty updates breach at POS

BY Dan Berthiaume

Denton, Texas – Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. is releasing new information about a data breach that occurred at varying times between March and April 17, 2015, its second in less than a year. Criminals are believed to have used malware deployed on some Sally Beauty POS systems, which may have put payment card information of customers at risk.

Sally Beauty says all malware has been eliminated. As previously announced, Sally Beauty began an investigation into a possible security incident shortly after it received reports in late April of unusual activity involving payment cards used at some of its U.S. Sally Beauty stores. Since then, the company has been working with law enforcement and third-party forensics experts.

Sally Beauty does not collect or store PIN data, so the company does not believe, and has received no information to suggest, that debit card PINs may have been impacted Customers will not be responsible for any fraudulent charges.

“We regret any inconvenience this incident may have caused our customers, and we want to reassure them that protecting our customers is our priority,” said Chris Brickman, president and CEO. “Because we cannot pinpoint exactly which cards might have been affected during our reported date range, we are offering credit monitoring services to any customer who used their payment card at a U.S. Sally Beauty store between March 6t and April 17, 2015.”

Sally Beauty reported a security breach that may have exposed fewer than 25,000 customer credit card numbers in 2014; this breach is a separate incident.

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Walgreens Boot Alliance CIO stepping down

BY Marianne Wilson

Deerfield, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance announced Friday that Tim Theriault, the company's executive VP and global CIO, will step down for personal reasons, effective June 1. Theriault will continue to serve as a consultant to the company and as a senior advisor to executive vice chairman and acting CEO Stefano Pessina on a range of issues, including cyber security. Anthony Roberts, senior VP, international CIO, will assume the role of senior VP, global CIO.

“Tim has played a critically important role over the past six years leading Walgreens IT transformation, and advancing and integrating the Walgreens Boots Alliance technology teams and infrastructure since the merger of Walgreens and Alliance Boots last December," said Pessina. "We are grateful for all that Tim has done and for continuing as a consultant and a senior advisor to me as we pursue new global frontiers in IT to serve customers, patients and partners.”

Roberts brings extensive experience as an IT professional to his new role, having worked for international companies throughout his career including PepsiCo and UPS.

In addition, he has led the transformation of IT across Alliance Boots and most recently co-led the integration office in preparation for the merger of Walgreens and Alliance Boots.

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ARCA reinstates founder as CEO

BY Dan Berthiaume

Minneapolis – Edward "Jack" Cameron, who served as CEO of Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc. (ARCA) from 1976 to 2014, has been reinstated as CEO. Private investment firm Isaac Capital Group LLC (ICG), the largest single shareholder of ARCA with a 12% stake, backed Cameron’s return.

Cameron replaces Mark Eisenschenk, who had served as ARCA president since July 2013 and CEO since August 2014. ICG has also nominated new members to the company's board of directors, replacing the majority of the old board.

ARCA swung to a net loss and reported declining revenues in its just-released first quarter fiscal 2015 results.

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