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A customer uses the credit card scanner at a Target store on December 19, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Target announced that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts of customers who made purchases by swiping their cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between November 27 and December 15 may have been stolen. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Target Reaches Deal With Visa For Massive 2013 Data Breach That Affected Millions Of Holiday Shoppers

Target says it’s reached a settlement with Visa related to its massive 2013 data breach that resulted in the theft of millions of debit and credit card numbers.

08/18/2015

Costco customers walk in front of a Costco Warehouse store in Richmond. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

American Express, Costco To End 16-Year-Old Credit Card Partnership

American Express is ending next year a 16-year-old agreement with Costco Wholesale that calls for the exclusive use of its cards at the retailer’s stores in the Bay Area and across the country.

02/14/2015

A Staples office supply store. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

1.2 Million Customer’s Credit Card Data Exposed In Staples Security Breach

Staples says criminals used malware to access cardholder names, payment card numbers, expiration dates and card verification codes.

12/19/2014

Suspects in the case of a $10K shopping spree at Apple stores with a woman's stolen credit card.

Thieves Go On $10K Shopping Spree At Apple Stores With Stolen Credit Card; No One Checked Their I.D.?

Thieves made a whopping $10,000 worth of gift card charges at 3 different Apple stores with a stolen credit card, and it didn’t set off a red flag with a single employee.

11/08/2014

Get Protected: America’s Top Identity-Theft Scams

Each year, millions of Americans get lured by promises of prizes and unbeatable bargains only to get swindled into some of the county’s top identity-theft scams.

08/28/2014

Top Tips For Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft

Identity theft can leave you with financial difficulties, mounds of paperwork and even fraudulent criminal charges. Protect your data to reduce your chances of becoming a victim.

08/28/2014

Child Identity Theft: Warning Signs Your Child’s Identity Is Being Used

Identity theft is terrible, no matter whom it happens to, but it seems even more offensive when it’s carried out against a child. Keep watch for these signs that your child has been the victim of identity theft.

08/28/2014

The Rise Of Identity Theft: Reports From The Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission reports that the occurrence rate for identity theft incidents is high, and it doesn’t look like that trend will change anytime soon.

08/28/2014

How To Repair Your Credit After Identify Theft

Many Americans like to believe that identity theft won’t happen to them, but the staggering statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics prove otherwise.

08/28/2014

Credit cards. (DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

Palo Alto P.F. Chang’s Is Lone Bay Area Restaurant On Security Breach List

Restaurant chain P.F. Chang’s says its Palo Alto location is one of 33 restaurants that may have been hit a credit and debit card transaction security breach.
The company confirmed in June that data from credit and debit cards used at its restaurants was stolen, but didn’t specify the locations at that time.

08/04/2014

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