A man has now been charged with shoplifting from a Target store in Virginia, where the security guard who called the cops on him says he was fired for doing so. The Washington Post reports, however, that a Target spokeswoman still won’t talk about the case of Dallas Northington, the Target employee who was fired: Read more →
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A Target security guard in Leesburg, Va., is out of a job because he reported a shoplifter to the police. The Washington Post says Dallas Northington saw the shoplifter twice on video and says he responded the way he always does; he contacted the Leesburg police. Northington, 29 and a father of two with one Read more →
Last November’s massive data breach at Target Corporation certainly affected more than just Target. It’s also done a number on charitable giving.
The public broadcasting newspaper, Current, reports today that pubcasters, who rely on ‘sustainers,’ automatic renewals by credit card, have been hit particularly hard by the data theft, as credit cards tied to the Target account were canceled by the millions.
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Today’s regulatory filing by Target provides a good opportunity for the business world to see the same thing differently. Read more →
These are not happy times for Team Target at the headquarters in Minneapolis. The company’s chief marketing officer this week responded to an unhappy team member. Read more →
There aren’t many companies with a bigger bunker mentality than Target, so it’s unlikely we’re ever going to get the story behind today’s announcement that president and CEO Gregg Steinhafel has left the company in the wake of last fall’s big data breach. Steinhafel has “resigned,” which is corporate speak for “he was fired” but Read more →
When the thieves started extracting data, the company saw the alarms go off, BusinessWeek reports. And a security team in Minneapolis was alerted.
So what happened? Nothing.
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A phishing email to an HVAC contractor opened the door to the massive Target hack. Read more →
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In the aftermath of the theft of credit card data of millions of its customers, Target is offering free credit monitoring via Experian’s ProtectMyID to those concerned they’ll be exposed to phony charges. Target sent emails last week with instructions on how to get the free monitoring. Once they sign up, customers will get a Read more →
Details on how hackers used a malware called “Reedum” to steal customer data from Target. Read more →