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Target Australia bans GTA 5 due to violence against women

Target Australia bans GTA 5 due to violence against women

Target's Australian branch has taken a rather bold move that will most likely send ripples throughout the country's gaming community and advocacy groups. The retail chain, taking to heart majority of customer feedback, has decided to yank Grand Theft Auto 5 from their store shelves, not because of violence in general, which the game is already popular and notorious for, but specifically because of how women are portrayed and treated in the game. A well-timed move given the recent high-profile controversies regarding genders in games and gaming culture.

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Apple Pay’s secret weapon: stores and brands

Apple Pay’s secret weapon: stores and brands

If the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus’ secret weapon is Apple Pay, then Apple Pay’s secret weapon is McDonalds, Nike, Subway, and Disney. These are amongst the many top-level stores Apple has made deals with for Apple Pay right out the gate.

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Target, other retailers join cyber intelligence sharing co-op

Target, other retailers join cyber intelligence sharing co-op

A bevy of retailers have allied to share information on their cyber-security efforts, which should help stem the tide of black-hat hacks like the massive data breach that affected Target last year. The Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center has some of the heaviest hitters in retail, but some who have been affected are abstaining from membership — for now.

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Target CEO resigns after data breach crippled chain

Target CEO resigns after data breach crippled chain

Effective immediately, CEO of Target Gregg Steinhafel will be stepping down from his role at the retailer. CFO John Mulligan will be taking the CEO position in the interim, leaving the board to search for a new chief to lead the way. As Target notes in the announcement, Steinhafel held himself "personally accountable" for the recent data breach, which likely contributed greatly to his demise.

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Target reportedly ignored credit card hack warnings

Target reportedly ignored credit card hack warnings

Target ignored warnings of the massive credit card hack from the $1.6m security system it had installed specifically to watch out for data thefts, insiders claims, with signs of abuse being flagged weeks before the company recognized the breach. 40m credit card numbers, as well as the personal details of around 70m customers, were stolen late in 2013, costing the retailer $61m already in setting up advice hotlines and taking other measures, but which could well run to the billions once compensation and lawsuits are settled.

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HVAC contractor fingered as poorly secured third party at center of Target breach

HVAC contractor fingered as poorly secured third party at center of Target breach

Late last year retailer Target was hit with a hack that allowed nefarious users into its systems. The hackers made off with details on 70 million customers including credit card numbers and more. Target maintained early on that no debit card PIN numbers were stolen, only to come back later and admit PIN numbers were stolen too.

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Target wasn’t the only retailer that had data stolen in 2013

Target wasn’t the only retailer that had data stolen in 2013

We've know for a while now that retailer Target was the target of an attack that resulted in the loss of shopper credit card data. Target noted from the start that the credit card data that that was stolen was from customers that shopped in physical stores, not those who shopped online. Early on Target denied that any PIN numbers were stolen along with the card data.

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Target: never mind, they’ve got the PINs

Target: never mind, they’ve got the PINs

It would appear that the debacle Target is facing this holiday season is turning over as we speak. Though they’d previously suggested that findings showed no PIN data to have been stolen in their 2013 credit card breach, today’s update says otherwise. The positive side of this situation is the fact that these PIN numbers are wholly encrypted.

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Target says no PIN numbers were lifted in credit card breach

Target says no PIN numbers were lifted in credit card breach

Target was hacked during the busy Christmas shopping season and the resulting data breach is believed to have compromised as many as 40 million credit cards. This breach is notable because it didn’t affect online shoppers, rather the card data stolen was obtained by Target when cards were swiped in stores.

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Stolen Target credit cards flood black market

Stolen Target credit cards flood black market

Millions of the stolen credit cards snatched from Target shoppers in recent weeks are being sold on the black market, it's reported, amid some banks holding off freezing potentially compromised accounts out of uncertainty around the extent of the issue. Target admitted earlier this week that around 40m customers had potentially been affected by credit and debit card thefts in stores between November 27th and December 15th; now, new research indicates many of those cards have ended up being sold online, with the banks that issued them either unaware or reluctant to cancel them so close to the holidays.

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Target hack confirmed: 40m cards potentially hit

Target hack confirmed: 40m cards potentially hit

Target has confirmed a credit and debit card hack potentially affecting up to 40m customers shopping in its US stores, with the stolen data including everything thieves could need to make fraudulent purchases. The hack, rumored earlier today, impacts any shoppers at Target's stores between November 27th and December 15th this year the retailer says, as it kicks off an investigation into the breach.

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Target investigates data breach tips sources

Target investigates data breach tips sources

Hackers have been at it again this week. We mentioned earlier this morning that the Washington Post was attacked by hackers that gained access to the paper's servers. Target has also been the victim of a cyber attack in recent weeks. Reports indicate that Target is currently investigating a data breach that involves customer credit card data.

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