Evidence is mounting that the breaches reported by Target and Neiman Marcus are part of a wider assault against U.S. retailers. Meanwhile, payment card-issuing institutions say they're taking proactive steps to keep fraud at bay.
Investigations and lawsuits are piling up for breached retailers Target Corp. and Neiman Marcus. Meanwhile, card-issuing banks say fraud patterns may reveal additional breaches at other well-known brands.
First Target, then Neiman Marcus; who's next? And while banking institutions await the next attack, how should they respond to customers' anxious questions about this latest round of high-profile retail data breaches?
Target Corp.'s revelation that personal information about up to 70 million customers was breached in a recent malware attack raises new questions about Target's security practices and risks to consumers.
Big-box retailer Target has confirmed that a breach that likely exposed some 40 million U.S. debit and credit accounts was caused by a malware attack that infected its point-of-sale system. Find out all the latest details.
Was it a point-of-sale attack? A network breach? Or was it an inside job? Fraud experts disagree over the cause of the Target data breach, but they are united in how banking institutions should respond.
A breach that apparently began on Black Friday may have exposed millions of credit and debit cards used to conduct transactions at Target retail stores, two major U.S. card issuers tell Information Security Media Group.
Federal authorities in New York have charged 23 individuals for the roles they allegedly played in a $2 million counterfeit payment card scheme. Cooperation between retailers and law enforcement was vital to the takedown.
Chase says hackers compromised servers for the bank's UCard Center website for prepaid card accountholders, potentially exposing card numbers. The bank is not reissuing cards, but it's offering free credit monitoring.