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Hilary Tuttle

On Friday, retail chain bebe announced that it had identified an attack on computers that operate the in-store payment processing system. The attack may have exposed data from cards swiped in retail locations in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands between Nov. 8 and Nov. 26, including cardholder name, account number, expiration [...]


Heading into the fourth quarter, private companies reported higher profitability, greater risk appetite, and notable plans for growth in 2015, according to a survey from PwC. The Q3 “Trendsetter Barometer” reports that more companies are seeing profitability increases, and optimism about the U.S. economy rose to 63%—the highest level since early 2011. The study’s most [...]


With the biggest shopping events of the season, retailers face tremendous amounts of both risk and reward as sales and door-busters draw in eager consumers all week. In 2013, Thanksgiving deals brought in 92.1 million shoppers to spend over $50 billion in a single weekend, the National Retail Federation reports. The National Retail Federation issued [...]

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One of the most common weapons in the cybercriminal’s arsenal is the DDoS attack. According to the network security experts at Digital Attack Map, “A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is an attempt to make an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources. They target a wide variety of important [...]