Retail Industry Security Hacks May Surge in 2014
The massive security breach that hit Target over the holidays may be only the beginning for the retail industry. Attempts to hack into retailers’ computer networks and steal credit card data and other customer information are likely to surge this year, cyber security experts say in the wake of the attacks on Target and luxury department store chain Neiman Marcus. Target reported Friday that cyber thieves compromised the credit card data and personal information of as many as 110 million customers. That includes phone numbers, email and home addresses, credit and debit card numbers, PINs, expiration dates.