The data breaches at Staples and Michaels appear to be related, according to a source cited by security blogger Brian Krebs.
More secure cards will help, but cyber-thieves will likely adapt. It's going to take real-time big data analytics to stop attacks while they're happening.
A whopping 519 million financial records have been stolen by hackers over the last 12 months, with 439 million of those records pilfered in just the last six months, according to the FBI.
Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Wednesday, 3/12 including: mobile contactless transactions on the rise and what role Visa and Mastercard are playing in this, the closing of hundreds of Staples stores due to mobile push, what's going on in the tablet shipment market for the Middle East and Africa, why IT channel firms need to seize enterprise mobility opportunity according to TechTarget and what's going on with V2V and V2X communication systems.
Square signed new retail agreements with Walgreens, Staples and FedEx Office, doubling the number of locations selling its signature credit card reader to 20,000. The Square Card Reader is now...
Staples Inc., the popular office supply store with nearly 2,000 stores across the country, is throwing its hat into the IT ring, including the data center. Staples officials said they're targeting
VoIP provider Toktumi will co-brand and market its services through a micro-site (because people can't simply say "a couple of web pages") on Dell.com. The "Virtual Office Phone Service" being
Packet8 Virtual Office Small Business Phone System is now available through Staples.com, only going to show that both IP PBX appliances and hosted solutions are going mass market big time these days.