Recent high-profile data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus have accelerated plans by banks and retailers to implement technologies they say will prevent hackers from stealing consumers' account information.
Trustwave Holdings gave Target Corp. the green light on payment card security last September, just weeks before malware installed on the retailer's networks began sucking up customer information in a mega data heist.
Online exchanges that trade hard currency for the rapidly emerging cyber money known as Bitcoin have a 45 percent chance of failing—often taking their customers' money with them.
A spokesman from MasterCard says it is investigating reports of a potential breach at the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
AOL said Monday it had launched an investigation with federal authorities into a security breach that allowed hackers to gain access to around two percent of its email accounts.
Sally Beauty says that a security breach discovered on March 5 affected fewer than 25,000 credit and debit card accounts.
Target. Neiman Marcus. And now three other national retailers (yet to be named) have reportedly lost customers' personal data.
Michaels Stores says it is investigating a possible company data security breach that may have affected its customers' payment card information.
The president of the University of Maryland says there has been a breach of a database that contains personal information about more than 300,000 faculty, staff, students, and others.
Authorities are committed to hunting down the hackers blamed for a massive data breach at US retail giant Target, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday.