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Data Breach Could Prove Costly for Target’s Payment Vendors

Companies that help Target Corp process payments could face millions of dollars in fines and costs resulting from the unprecedented data breach that struck the retailer over the holiday shopping season. Investigators are still sorting through just how thieves compromised …

Snapchat to Target Breaches Show Holiday Season Vulnerability

A string of cyber attacks over the holidays — involving Snapchat Inc., Microsoft Corp.’s Skype and Target Corp. — underscore how companies tend to be more vulnerable to hacking during the end-of-year season. Snapchat saw data for 4.6 million of …

Target Data Breach Could Affect up to 40M

Target says that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach that occurred just as the holiday shopping season shifted into high gear. The chain said that accounts of customers who made …

Wal-Mart, Target to Pay Massachusetts for Overcharges

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Target Corp. will pay Massachusetts towns and cities $232,000 to settle claims that they overcharged public agencies for prescriptions covered by workers compensation insurance. Attorney General Martha Coakley announced the settlement on Tuesday. It was filed …

Colorado Listeria Lawsuits Could Target Grocers, Auditor

An outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe blamed for the deaths of 29 people could be costly for grocery stores, a distributor and an auditing lab. According to the Denver Post, Jensen Farms in Holly, Colo., does not have enough insurance …

Mississippi City Officials Target Blighted Properties

The city of Biloxi, Miss., starts this week to work with commercial property owners to clean up neglected buildings. Six years after Hurricane Katrina, Biloxi officials are ready to prod commercial property owners into doing something with their neglected buildings. …

Sony Says Protecting Content Made It Hackers’ Target

Sony Corp. believes it was targeted by hackers because it tried to protect its intellectual property, CEO Howard Stringer told a shareholders’ meeting at which he sidestepped a call for him to step down over the incident. Sony has been …