AG Becerra: Target Settles Record $18.5 Million Credit Card Data …

SACRAMENTO May 23, 2017 – Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced a record $18.5 million multi-state settlement with Target, in response to allegations that over 40 million customers had their payment card information compromised during the 2013 holiday season after the company failed to provide reasonable data security. California will be receiving more than $1.4 million from the settlement, the largest share of any state. Today’s settlement reflects the commitment of the California Department of Justice to defending Californians from cybersecurity threats and holding accountable companies that fail to fulfill their responsibility to protect customer information.

“Families should be able to shop without worrying that their financial information is going to get stolen, and Target failed to provide this security,” said Attorney General Becerra. “This should send a strong message to other companies: you are responsible for protecting your customers’ personal information. Not just sometimes – always. As our state’s chief law enforcer, it’s my job to give Californians the confidence to know that I’ve got their back.”

As part of the settlement, Target is required to adopt advanced measures to secure customers’ information. The settlement requires Target to employ an executive to oversee a comprehensive information security program and advise its CEO and Board, encrypt or otherwise protect payment card information to make it useless if stolen, and adopt other technological measures. In addition, today’s settlement in part requires Target to integrate business practices recommended in the Attorney General’s Data Breach Reports previously published by the California Department of Justice.

Attorney General Becerra is committed to protecting consumers. Since taking office in January 2017, he has announced a $586 million multi-state settlement with Western Union for wire fraud scams; a $9.8 million settlement with Walgreens for failing to adhere fully to requirements imposed by California law for the dispensing of certain prescriptions drugs under Medi‑Cal; a five-year prison sentence for Oswaldo Cabrera of Coalición Latinoamericana Internacional for defrauding immigrants; opposed actions by the Trump administration to roll back important protections for student loan borrowers and working families saving for retirement; and joined a federal antitrust lawsuit with 39 other states charging six generic drug-makers with an illegal conspiracy to divide customers and markets and increase prices for two generic drugs.

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AG Becerra: Target Settles Record $18.5 Million Credit Card Data …

SACRAMENTO May 23, 2017 – Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced a record $18.5 million multi-state settlement with Target, in response to allegations that over 40 million customers had their payment card information compromised during the 2013 holiday season after the company failed to provide reasonable data security. California will be receiving more than $1.4 million from the settlement, the largest share of any state. Today’s settlement reflects the commitment of the California Department of Justice to defending Californians from cybersecurity threats and holding accountable companies that fail to fulfill their responsibility to protect customer information.

“Families should be able to shop without worrying that their financial information is going to get stolen, and Target failed to provide this security,” said Attorney General Becerra. “This should send a strong message to other companies: you are responsible for protecting your customers’ personal information. Not just sometimes – always. As our state’s chief law enforcer, it’s my job to give Californians the confidence to know that I’ve got their back.”

As part of the settlement, Target is required to adopt advanced measures to secure customers’ information. The settlement requires Target to employ an executive to oversee a comprehensive information security program and advise its CEO and Board, encrypt or otherwise protect payment card information to make it useless if stolen, and adopt other technological measures. In addition, today’s settlement in part requires Target to integrate business practices recommended in the Attorney General’s Data Breach Reports previously published by the California Department of Justice.

Attorney General Becerra is committed to protecting consumers. Since taking office in January 2017, he has announced a $586 million multi-state settlement with Western Union for wire fraud scams; a $9.8 million settlement with Walgreens for failing to adhere fully to requirements imposed by California law for the dispensing of certain prescriptions drugs under Medi‑Cal; a five-year prison sentence for Oswaldo Cabrera of Coalición Latinoamericana Internacional for defrauding immigrants; opposed actions by the Trump administration to roll back important protections for student loan borrowers and working families saving for retirement; and joined a federal antitrust lawsuit with 39 other states charging six generic drug-makers with an illegal conspiracy to divide customers and markets and increase prices for two generic drugs.

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Tennessee joins $18.5M settlement over Target’s 2013 data breach

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Tennessee has joined 46 other states and the District of Columbia in an $18.5 million settlement with Target Corporation to resolve the states’ investigation into the retail company’s 2013 data breach.

According to the attorney general, about 770,000 Tennesseans were impacted by the breach.

Cyber attackers gained access to Target’s gateway server through credentials that were stolen from a third-party vendor. The cyber-attack exposed customer information, including names, phone numbers and email and mailing addresses, as well as debit and credit card numbers.

“Customers need to know their personal information is secure when they shop,” General Herbert Slatery said. “For companies, protecting their customer data should be as important to the transaction as the sale itself. The key to this settlement is taking steps to prevent future cyber-attacks.”

RELATED: Target hack victims could get up to $10K

In all, the breach affected more than 41 million customers.

Tennessee will receive more than $311,000 part of the settlement.

Article source: http://wjhl.com/2017/05/24/tennessee-joins-18-5m-settlement-over-targets-2013-data-breach/

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Tennessee joins $18.5M settlement over Target’s 2013 data breach

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Tennessee has joined 46 other states and the District of Columbia in an $18.5 million settlement with Target Corporation to resolve the states’ investigation into the retail company’s 2013 data breach.

According to the attorney general, about 770,000 Tennesseans were impacted by the breach.

Cyber attackers gained access to Target’s gateway server through credentials that were stolen from a third-party vendor. The cyber-attack exposed customer information, including names, phone numbers and email and mailing addresses, as well as debit and credit card numbers.

“Customers need to know their personal information is secure when they shop,” General Herbert Slatery said. “For companies, protecting their customer data should be as important to the transaction as the sale itself. The key to this settlement is taking steps to prevent future cyber-attacks.”

RELATED: Target hack victims could get up to $10K

In all, the breach affected more than 41 million customers.

Tennessee will receive more than $311,000 part of the settlement.

Article source: http://wjhl.com/2017/05/24/tennessee-joins-18-5m-settlement-over-targets-2013-data-breach/

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Arizona to receive $313,000 in settlement over 2013 Target data …

PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says the state will receive nearly $313,000 from an $18.5 million settlement with Target Corp.

The settlement announced Tuesday resolves a multi-state probe into the discounter’s pre-Christmas data breach in 2013.

Target’s breach affected more than 41 million customer payment card accounts and exposed contact information for more than 60 million customers.

The breach forced Target to overhaul its security system. The company offered free credit reports for potentially affected shoppers.

The settlement involves 47 states and the District of Columbia.

It requires Target to maintain appropriate encryption policies and take other security steps.

Article source: http://www.abc15.com/news/state/arizona-to-receive-313000-in-settlement-over-2013-target-data-breach

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Arizona to receive $313,000 in settlement over 2013 Target data …

PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says the state will receive nearly $313,000 from an $18.5 million settlement with Target Corp.

The settlement announced Tuesday resolves a multi-state probe into the discounter’s pre-Christmas data breach in 2013.

Target’s breach affected more than 41 million customer payment card accounts and exposed contact information for more than 60 million customers.

The breach forced Target to overhaul its security system. The company offered free credit reports for potentially affected shoppers.

The settlement involves 47 states and the District of Columbia.

It requires Target to maintain appropriate encryption policies and take other security steps.

Article source: http://www.abc15.com/news/state/arizona-to-receive-313000-in-settlement-over-2013-target-data-breach

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Target settles lawsuits over massive data breach

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Data Breach: The Target Cyberattack

Mike Rogers’ World War E

One of the biggest data breaches in history, the holiday hack on Target stores affected up to one-third of all American adults. @RepMikeRogers explains how Russian cyber thieves snuck into Target’s payment system through an HVAC vendor, stealing 40 million credit cards over the course of two weeks before anyone noticed.

Data Breach: The Target Cyberattack

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    Data Breach: The Target Cyberattack

    Mike Rogers’ World War E

    One of the biggest data breaches in history, the holiday hack on Target stores affected up to one-third of all American adults. @RepMikeRogers explains how Russian cyber thieves snuck into Target’s payment system through an HVAC vendor, stealing 40 million credit cards over the course of two weeks before anyone noticed.

    Data Breach: The Target Cyberattack

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  • Distributed Denial of Service Attack
  • Biometric Hacking
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  • The Dark Web: Hidden Criminal Marketplace
  • Ransomware: Digital Extortion
  • Cyber War

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