Retail industry to share data breach information

Tiffany Hsu reports:

Retail heavyweights such as J.C. Penney, Gap, Nike and Walgreen are joining forces with the Retail Industry Leaders Assn. to try to protect the industry from hackers and other cybercriminals.

On Wednesday the companies and the trade group launched an intelligence-sharing center designed to prevent the kind of data breach that struck Target over the holiday season.

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The Homeland Security Department, the Secret Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation will also be involved.

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