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California DMV investigating possible credit card data breach

The California DMV has one of th worst reputations for long lines and poor customer service. Now a possible credit card data hack may add to the image problems for that department, which handles transactions for more than 23 million drivers and registrations for at least 32 million vehicles. Now, the DMV has launched an investigation into security breach, which could involve millions of transactions. Over the weekend, the DMV posted a statement on its website stating it had been  alerted by law enforcement to a... Read More →

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How Target ignored early warnings and got hacked

You would think if a company went to the trouble and money to install a security procedure it would be followed,  but apparently, that was not the case with Target. The giant retailer got hacked last fall, during the kick-off to the holiday season, and data for40 million customer credit cards were stolen. But it didn’t have to happen. Months earlier, Target installed a $1.6 million malware detection tool and  set up a system where its security team would be alerted at the sign... Read More →

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