Hackers Continue Their Assault on Retailers: 10 High-Profile Breaches

1 - Hackers Continue Their Assault on Retailers: 10 High-Profile Breaches
2 - 70 Million Target Customers Impacted by Breach
3 - Hacker Targets High-End Retailer Neiman Marcus
4 - Attackers Get Crafty Going After Michaels
5 - Sally Beauty Admits Breach in March
6 - Hackers Go for Chinese Takeout at P.F. Chang's
7 - UPS Discovers Breach After Reading U.S. Government Advisory
8 - Grocery Chain SuperValu Admits Breach in August
9 - No Goodwill From Hackers
10 - Dairy Queen Investigating Potential Breach
11 - Home Depot
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Hackers Continue Their Assault on Retailers: 10 High-Profile Breaches

by Sean Michael Kerner

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70 Million Target Customers Impacted by Breach

Target first confirmed that it had been breached on Dec. 19, 2013. Initially, 40 million consumers were thought to be at risk, but Target revised the number upward to 70 million. The current price tag on the Target data breach stands at $148 million.

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Hacker Targets High-End Retailer Neiman Marcus

In the Neiman Marcus attack, approximately 1.1 million credit and debit card holders were impacted.

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Attackers Get Crafty Going After Michaels

Craft store Michaels confirmed in April that its stores were affected by point-of-sale malware from approximately May 8, 2013, to Jan. 27, 2014. Approximately 2.6 million credit cards were exposed in the incident.

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Sally Beauty Admits Breach in March

Sally Beauty admitted on March 5 that its systems had been breached, though it noted that "fewer than 25,000 records" were illegally accessed.

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Hackers Go for Chinese Takeout at P.F. Chang's

Restaurant chain P.F. Chang's confirmed on June 12 that its systems were breached. In order to keep taking customer credit cards, the restaurant temporarily reverted back to manual credit card imprinting.

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UPS Discovers Breach After Reading U.S. Government Advisory

On Aug. 20, UPS confirmed that 51 of its stores were breached. The breach had been active from Jan. 20 until Aug. 11. UPS noted that it found malware on its systems after reading a U.S. government advisory on POS malware.

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Grocery Chain SuperValu Admits Breach in August

One hundred eighty SuperValu stores were impacted by a breach that is thought to have run from June 22 to July 17.

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No Goodwill From Hackers

Three hundred thirty Goodwill Industries retail stores were impacted by a data breach that was likely operational between Feb. 10, 2013, and Aug. 14, 2014.

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Dairy Queen Investigating Potential Breach

Dairy Queen is investigating a data breach that may have impacted some of its stores.

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Home Depot

Home Depot is now also investigating a potential data breach against its retail systems.

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