Security Firm: At Least 6 Active Cyberattacks Ongoing at US Retailers

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The bad news about data security and privacy keeps coming like a bad winter. According to Reuters, security firm IntelCrawler is reporting that there are at least six ongoing cyberattacks on US retailers similar to the one that hit Target in December of 2013. IntelCrawler has alerted law enforcement, Visa, and intelligence officials at major […]

Target Offering Free Credit Monitoring After Credit Card Breach

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It’s been a stressful few weeks for Target after over 100 million customers had their credit card information stolen from Target’s database during the Black Friday shopping weekend. The retail chain tried to make it up to folks by offering them a measly 10% discount on Target purchases, and now the company wants to try […]

Reuters: Other US Retailers Hit By Holiday Credit Card Data Breach

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I hate to say that this news is unsurprising, but it is. Reuters is reporting tonight that during the recent holiday shopping season at least three other smaller US retailers were hit by possibly similar credit card data breaches as Target and Neiman Marcus. When news of the Neiman Marcus breach began surfacing earlier today, […]

Target Spokeswoman Says Breach Could Include Online Shoppers (UPDATED)

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In the ongoing saga that surrounds the Target credit card data breach new information was delivered by Target earlier today that increased the number of customers affected from 40 million to 70 million. It was also made known that the information taken could include customer names, phone numbers, email and regular mail addresses in addition […]

2013 Story of the Year Was Data Security and Privacy

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In some years the story of the year is the story of something that happened, was remarked on, and passed into history. In 2013, the big story is not only that, but a story that will be with us going forward in ways that we’re just beginning to understand and come to grips with. The […]

Target Admits PIN Data Stolen in Data Breach

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There were big fears a plenty once the news broke about US Retailer Target being hit with a major data breach. Potentially 40 million customers had their data exposed during the peak of the holiday shopping season. One of those fears was that the thieves had captured not just credit card numbers and expiration dates, but […]

Target Credit Card Theft Big Topic of Holiday Conversation

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Here’s hoping everyone who celebrates Christmas had a wonderful day yesterday or has wonderful days ahead as many are still traveling to and from celebration destinations. One of the great things about any holiday season is the chance to check in with friends and family about what’s going on in their lives and what’s important […]

Target Offers Apology and 10% Discount as Stolen Cards Flood Market

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I sure wouldn’t want to be an upper level employee with Target this holiday season dealing with the ramifications from the recently reported credit card theft that hit the retailer. With potentially 40 million credit card numbers stolen and reports that some of those credit card numbers are already flooding the underground market, Target is […]

Best iPhone Deals for Last-Minute Christmas Shoppers

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Christmas is just a few days away and there’s only so many days left that you can go shopping for gifts for your loved ones. However, if you’re like most Americans, you do a lot of your Christmas shopping at the last minute, but luckily there are plenty of deals to be had, especially if […]

Target Confirms Credit Card Data Security Breach

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Target has confirmed the credit card data security breach that we reported yesterday. In a letter on its corporate website. Target is telling customers that the breach occurred from November 27 through December 15. Credit and debit card information was taken from in store credit card systems that includes the credit card number, expiration date, […]

Target Investigating Black Friday Credit Card Data Breach

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No one likes to hear about data breaches that endanger consumer credit card info at any time. But hearing about one during the Christmas shopping season is enough to put a chill in your bones during already colder than normal pre-holiday season. According to a report from security columnist Brian Krebs, US retailer, Target is […]

Best Target Black Friday Deals

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The Target Black Friday ad includes some great tech deals, but those hoping to score the best deals will have to skip out on their families on Thanksgiving. Target has the best iPad Air Black Friday deal we’ve seen so far and some good deals on the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. There are a […]

iPad mini With Retina Display Listed as Arriving November 21

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Though Apple only promised a late November release date for the iPad mini with Retina Display when it announced its new iPad, we are now seeing November 21st being listed as the availability date according to one retailer and Apple partner. Target is now listing the date on its Target.com website in the product overview. […]

Target Is Latest to Join iPhone 5c Discount Frenzy

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The iPhone 5c is seeing a massive discount across multiple retail franchises, including Best Buy, RadioShack and Walmart. The latest to join in will be Target, according to CNET. Starting on Sunday, Target will discount the iPhone 5c to as low as $50 in order to match the discounted price given at many other competitor […]

Target BrightSpot to Outshine Straight Talk With Gift Cards, Discounts

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Target is preparing to take on the likes of Straight Talk, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile with its own prepaid carrier service dubbed BrightSpot. That is according to information obtained by Droid-Life. Conceptually, BrightSpot’s operations won’t be that different from the way other small pre-paid carriers operate when it launches on October 6th. Using T-Mobile’s […]

iPhone 5S Pre-Orders Out, But Target Starts Taking Reservations

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Apple is skipping official iPhone 5s pre-orders and from the looks of it so are retailers, but we just got word from a Target employee that the company is now taking iPhone 5s reservations. What’s the difference between an iPhone 5s pre-order and a reservation? While a iPhone 5s pre-order would guarantee you a phone […]

Target Offers Big iPad 4 and iPhone 5 Gift Card Deals

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As part of its weekly slate of technology deals, retailer Target is offering gift cards with the purchase of most of Apple’s latest devices like the iPhone 5, iPad 5 and iPod Touch. According to Target’s weekly circular, interested users can pick up the iPad Mini with Wi-Fi and 16GB of onboard storage for $329 and get […]

iPhone 5 Drops to $127, iPad 3 to $399 at Walmart Starting Today

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The best iPhone 5 deal and iPad 3 deal of the year is at Walmart, beating out Android smartphone and tablet pricing in time for the holidays. Walmart is currently the store with the deepest discounts of Apple products. Starting today Walmart’s iPhone 5 deal cuts the price to $127. This is a savings of […]

Target, Walmart, RadioShack, and Apple Match Best Buy iPhone 5 Deal

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A number of stores will price match Best Buy’s $50 off the iPhone 5 deal according to a 9To5Mac report. Yesterday best announced a special offer that knocked $50 off the price of any iPhone, bringing the 16GB model of the iPhone 5 down to $150 instead of $200. The deal is the lowest possible […]