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Retailer data breach trend not likely to end soon

Tony Bradley | Jan. 28, 2014
Three major retail chains have recently admitted being victims of massive data breaches that compromised sensitive data from over 100 million customers. Sadly, though, Target, Nieman-Marcus, and Michael's are just the beginning of a trend that isn't likely to fade away any time soon.

Granted, an attacker capable of intercepting credit card transaction data may also be able to capture the PIN, which would negate its value in preventing credit card fraud. However, a combined effort between retailers, banks, and customers could significantly reduce the opportunity for data breaches such as these.

 

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