The data breach at Target Corp. that exposed millions of credit card numbers has focused attention on the patchwork of state consumer notification laws and renewed a push for a single national standard.
Target Corp. Chief Information Officer Beth Jacob is resigning effective Wednesday as the retailer overhauls its information security and compliance division in the wake of a massive pre-Christmas data breach.
An executive of Target Corp. said Tuesday the retailer has taken actions to shore up security following the massive breach of millions of consumers’ data during the holiday season.
Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department is committed to tracking down the thieves who stole information from millions of customers of Target Corp.
The security breach that hit Target Corp. during the holiday season appears to have been part of a broader and highly sophisticated scam that potentially affected a large number of retailers, according to a report published by a global cyber intelligence firm that works with the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security.
Target says that personal information — including phone numbers and email and mailing addresses — was stolen from as many as 70 million customers.
Target says that personal information — including phone numbers and email and mailing addresses — was stolen from as many as 70 million customers in its pre-Christmas data breach. That was substantially more customers than Target had previously said were affected.
Despite news of Internet hacking and scamming incidents, Americans continue to take a relaxed approach to protecting their personal information, especially when on computers and mobile devices. Several experts discuss the potential ramifications of the nation’s generally lax approach to protecting one’s digital information and identity, and the need for increased education and awareness on the matter.
Target is getting hit with another lump of coal this holiday season.
Target said Friday that debit-card PINs were among the financial information stolen from millions of customers who shopped at the retailer earlier this month.