Separate Holiday Data Breaches Show Complexity of Cyber Attacks
The holidays began and ended with the bang of newsworthy cyber breaches that illustrated the complexity of hacking scenarios, which vary in their intent and fallout on targeted companies and their customers, who are viewed as the victims.
Beginning on Black Friday in December and lasting until Dec. 15, Target experienced a data breach involving 40 million credit, debit, and RedCard records. The retailer announced the leak in a public blog post on Dec. 19.
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