Sep 292014
 

Clare Kennedy reports: Supervalu Inc. reported a second data breach, saying hackers infiltrated point of sale terminals at four Twin Cities  Cub Foods grocery stores in late August or September. Customer credit card information may have been taken from the Hastings, Shakopee, Roseville (Har Mar Mall) and White Bear Lake stores. Read more on Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. [...]

Sep 292014
 

J.D. Tuccille writes: It’s hard to keep up with the privacy-threatening shenanigans at the Internal Revenue Service, but let’s give it a try. Just days after revealing that the tax agency’s failure to follow its own rules put the private data of 1.4 million people at risk, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration publicized the [...]

Sep 292014
 

Debra O’Connor reports: State computer experts found no evidence of criminal activity when private student data was exposed on the website of a student loan program, according to the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. “We did the big deep-dive security analysis and discovered, of all the log-ins to that site, there were only three that [...]

Sep 292014
 

Ed Arnold reports that two Lost Pizza Company locations were also impacted by the Signature Systems breach that affected Jimmy John’s: The data hack that exposed the customers of more than 216 Jimmy John’s locations has also netted two Lost Pizza Company locations, both in North Mississippi. Credit card authorization and point-of-sale technology company Signature Systems, Inc.  recently revealed that [...]

Sep 292014
 

Kate Marino reports: Hackers have claimed some high-profile corporate victims over the last year, with household names like Target and Home Depot typically reaping the lion’s share of media attention. Cyber attacks represent a growing threat to the business world, and their fallout could cost the global economy as much as $3 trillion by 2020, according to a McKinsey & Co. [...]