Retailers launch cybercrime info sharing center

May 14, 2014

Some of the country's largest retailers are banding together in hopes of protecting consumers' personal and financial information from hackers and thieves.

The Retail Industry Leaders Association, along with several top retailers ranging from Gap Inc. to Walgreen Co., on Wednesday launched an intelligence sharing center focused on the prevention of cybercrimes against retailers.

RILA says the center will allow retailers to share information about and potential threats and also inform members of law enforcement and industry analysts.

Other participating include Nike Inc., Lowes Cos. and Target Corp., which was hit with a massive data breach at the height of last year's holiday shopping season. The incident touched millions of Americans who shop at the retailer's stores and shined a spotlight on the growing problem of cybercrime.

Explore further: MasterCard, Visa plan group focused on security

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Target faces big costs related to security breach

Feb 26, 2014

(AP)—History doesn't always repeat itself. The hit to TJX Cos. was minimal after it disclosed in 2007 a massive data breach of customer information at its T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores.

Target data breach pits US banks against retailers

Feb 04, 2014

Banks and America's big retailers are locked in a debate over the massive breach of millions of consumers' data that gripped Target Corp. during the holiday season. At issue: Which industry bears more responsibility ...

No consensus on how to notify data breach victims

Mar 09, 2014

(AP)—The data breach at Target Corp. that exposed millions of credit card numbers has focused attention on the patchwork of state consumer notification laws in the U.S. and renewed a push for a single national ...

Recommended for you

Man pleads guilty in New York cybercrime case

Nov 22, 2014

A California man has pleaded guilty in New York City for his role marketing malware that federal authorities say infected more than a half-million computers worldwide.

How to keep the world's eyes out of your webcam

Nov 21, 2014

There are concerns that thousands of private webcams around the world could be streaming live images to anybody who wishes to view them – without their owner knowing – thanks to a Russian website provi ...

Britain urges Russia to shut down webcam spying site

Nov 20, 2014

A Russian website offering thousands of live feeds peering into bedrooms and offices around the world by accessing poorly secured webcams should be taken down immediately, British officials said on Thursday.

NSA Director: China can damage US power grid

Nov 20, 2014

China and "one or two" other countries are capable of mounting cyberattacks to shut down the electric grid in parts of the United States. That's according to Admiral Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency ...

Some in NSA warned of a backlash

Nov 20, 2014

Current and former intelligence officials say dissenters within the National Security Agency warned in 2009 that secretly collecting American phone records wasn't providing enough intelligence to justify ...

Russia hacking site spying webcams worldwide: Britain

Nov 20, 2014

Britain's privacy watchdog on Thursday called on Russia to take down a site showing hacked live feeds from thousands of homes and businesses around the world and warned it was planning "regulatory action".

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.