In-brief: Twenty US hotels operated by HEI Hotel & Resorts on behalf of Starwood, Marriott, Hyatt and Intercontinental are the victims of a hack focused on point of sale systems, media reports say.
In-brief: Reuters reports today that Target Corp has agreed to pay $39.4 million to banks to resolve claims that said they lost money because of the retailer’s late 2013 data breach.
In-brief: Experian, the credit monitoring firm, predicts in a new report that many merchants will continue to suffer payment-related breaches in 2016, despite the shift to EMV technology from older, magnetic stripe credit cards.
In-brief: Starwood Hotels said on Friday that it was the victim of a malicious software infection on point of sale (POS) systems at restaurants, just the latest in a string of high profile hotel chains to admit that it was the victim of a cyber attack involving compromises of point of sale systems and the theft of customer data.
In-brief: Pharmacy chain CVS and discount chain Costco acknowledged this week that a July security incident involving a third party firm that provides online photo processing and printing services resulted in the theft of some customer data. (Updated to add comment from Staples and CVS. PFR Sept. 16, 2015)