Posts Tagged 'Data Breach'

Earlier this year I wrote about our summer of discontent with retailers, point-of-sale systems and hackers. Well, that summer has quickly become a winter of discontent, and this time parking garages are playing the role of victim. This latest security breach comes to us from Chicago, where, in a city renowned for its wind, hackers […]

Another day, another major retailer hacked. It seems like we’ve been hearing a lot about these lately. So why are all of these hacks happening? Well, our best theory is that it has something to do with the United States’ slow transition to EMV and the desperate dash to cash in on easy-to-hack magnetic swipe […]

Modern technology has made it quick, easy and cheap to ship packages across the globe. Think about it: planes, trains, automobiles and even boats all work in tangent to traffic packaged goods. You can track said package throughout its journey thanks to barcodes and radio frequency identification (RFID) chips. And, of course, global positioning systems […]

Hackers have compromised the credit and debit card payment networks of Albertson’s and SuperValu, two of the nation’s most popular supermarket store chains. It appears the breach—caused by malicious software installed onto the company’s point-of-sale network by hackers—took place in late June or early July, and could affect over 1,000 stores. It isn’t clear how […]

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Ltd. said on Monday that it has contained an ongoing data breach, though an investigation is still underway. The company, which was first notified of a possible security problem in early June by the Secret Service, has been processing payments securely since June 11. The company confirmed today that card processing […]