Claims that Trustwave was responsible for monitoring Target’s network “baseless” – Trustwave

Yesterday, Trustwave issued a statement on its website about allegations made in lawsuits against Target naming it as a co-defendant. The letter, signed by Trustwave CEO Robert J. McCullen reads:

March 29, 2014

Dear Customers and Business Partners,

As some of you may know, Trustwave was recently named as a defendant in lawsuits relating to the data security breach that affected Target stores in late 2013.

In response to these legal filings, Trustwave would like to reassure our customers and business partners that these claims against Trustwave are without merit, and that we look forward to vigorously defending ourselves in court against these baseless allegations.

Contrary to the misstated allegations in the plaintiffs’ complaints, Target did not outsource its data security or IT obligations to Trustwave. Trustwave did not monitor Target’s network, nor did Trustwave process cardholder data for Target.

Our customers and business partners can continue to expect the quality and dedicated service Trustwave has provided them for almost 20 years.


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