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Hackers Go Upscale, Infiltrate Neiman Marcus Accounts

Posted on 01/13/2014 by | Senior Editor, Money Team | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsHackers have gone from low-end to high-end retail, as luxury merchant Neiman Marcus became the latest to announce that it’s a victim of a data breach. This comes on the heels of a disclosure last month by Minneapolis-based discounter Target, which reported hackers gained access to payment card data on about 40 million credit and debit accounts between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15.  On Friday, Target updated its breach investigation, saying the names, mailing addresses, email addresses and phone numbers …

5 claves para que no seas blanco de los ‘hackers’

Posted on 12/21/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolEspero que no seas uno de los 40 millones de usuarios de tarjetas de débito o crédito que resultaron comprometidas por el histórico robo de datos en las tiendas Target de Estados Unidos, entre el Día de Acción de Gracias y el 15 de diciembre. La mala noticia, confirmada el jueves por la tienda minorista, ha hecho sonar las alarmas en materia de seguridad informática no solamente a nivel institucional, sino también de los clientes, o sea de personas como …

Hackers Steal Target Shoppers’ Credit, Debit Card Info

Posted on 12/19/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & SavingsHackers have stolen confidential data from as many as 40 million credit and debit cards that shoppers used at Target stores from the day before Thanksgiving until December 15. The data breach reportedly extends to nearly all of Target’s 1,797 stores nationwide and involves the hacking of machines at checkout lines on which customer swipe their cards when making purchases. So far, there’s no indication that payment data was stolen concerning online purchases from Target, the nation’s second-largest retailer. News of the …

Adobe Announces Customer Data Breach

Posted on 10/4/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

TechnologySoftware manufacturer Adobe says that hackers infiltrated its computer system, gaining access to sensitive information on nearly 3 million customers – including names, encrypted credit and debit card numbers and details of past orders. “At this time, we do not believe the attackers removed decrypted credit or debit card numbers from our systems,” Adobe said in a statement. Hackers also illegally took copies of the source code of some of the company’s widely used products, which, according to online security …

VA—Easy Target for Foreign Hackers?

Posted on 06/5/2013 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsBy Kevin Freking of The Associated Press At least eight foreign-sponsored organizations have hacked into computer networks at the Veterans Affairs Department in recent years or were actively trying to do so, a former VA computer security chief told Congress on Tuesday. Jerry Davis, who served as the VA’s chief information security officer until February 2013, said in written testimony to a House subcommittee that the VA became aware of the computer hacking in March 2010 and that attacks continue …