Aug 282014
 

Mike Hughlett provides an update: Dairy Queen has become the latest victim of computer hackers bent on pilfering customers’ credit and debit card information. The Edina-based ice cream and fast-food chain confirmed Wednesday that “customer data at a limited number of stores may be at risk.” The company didn’t disclose how many customers or how [...]

Aug 282014
 

From the Information Commissioner’s Office, an update and more details on the Racing Post breach: The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is warning businesses that they must be prepared for a targeted attack. The warning comes as the Racing Post signs a commitment to improve its IT security practices after 677,335 accounts were compromised during a [...]

Aug 282014
 

Lisa Hoffman reports: A Nebraska federal judge has refused to dismiss a wine store’s proposed class action against Nebraska banks that, after suffering an alleged data breach, charged fees on purchases to customers whose credit and debit card numbers were stolen and used by thieves. Judge Lyle Strom of the U.S. District Court for the District of [...]

Aug 282014
 

Help Net Security reports: A growing number of data breaches and security incidents can be directly linked to poor code quality, according to CAST. The data reveals finance and retail industry applications are the most vulnerable to data breaches, with 70 percent of retail and 69 percent of financial services applications shown to have data input [...]

Aug 282014
 

Kenneth Corbin reports that the investigation by more than 10 states’ attorneys general into the eBay breach disclosed in May continues. In a statement to ECommerceBytes,  Connecticut Assistant Attorney General Matt Fitzsimmons said  the attorneys general are looking into the specific circumstances surrounding the breach, as well as the general safeguards eBay has in place to [...]