Cosmetics supplies retailer Sally Beauty Supply now acknowledges that fewer than 25,000 records containing payment card data were illegally accessed and possibly removed as a result of a network intrusion.
Umpqua Bank is the latest U.S. banking institution to file a class action lawsuit against Target Corp. But what makes this suit stand out from the crowd of litigants? Two attorneys offer their insights.
In a preliminary step toward enactment of a new EU data protection law, the European Parliament on March 12 approved a draft proposal for a comprehensive overhaul of the EU's 1995 data protection directive.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. is investigating a breach that exposed information, including Social Security numbers and payments information, for patrons and employees at its hotel and casino in Bethlehem, Pa.
Verizon isn't offering many details about two retailer breaches it's reportedly investigating, which may be linked to the Target breach. But IntelCrawler's Dan Clements says the merchants were likely breached several weeks ago.
Target Corp. confirms that the December breach that affected 40 million credit and debit cards, along with personal information on up to 70 million customers, had a major impact on the company's earnings in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Lawsuits that card issuers have filed against Target to help recoup expenses associated with the retailer's breach aren't likely to reap big rewards, two legal experts say. But they are sending a strong message.
A law firm has developed a free iPhone app, Data Breach 411, to help organizations with breach notification compliance. The app provides links to 46 state data breach notification laws, relevant federal statutes and other resources.
At a Feb. 4 Senate hearing, a senior executive from Target Corp. endorsed a shift to chip cards, combined with PINs, to enhance security, while a Neiman Marcus executive questioned if that was a prudent move.