Data breaches

Yahoo Just Disclosed That 1 Billion User Accounts Were Hacked in 2013

Yahoo revealed on Wednesday that more than 1 billion user accounts were breached in August 2013.

Have We Entered the Age of Brand Terrorism?

In October, FBI director James Comey no doubt caused a sleepless night for many an executive when he told CBS' 60 Minutes that "there are two kinds of big companies in the United States … those who've been hacked by the Chinese and those who don't know

Home Depot Reveals Customers’ Credit Card Data Got Hacked

The Home Depot acknowledged today that its payment system suffered a security breach that has apparently exposed credit card data since April,

Infographic: Consumers Just Say No to In-Store Tracking

Given the choice, consumers are likely to just say "no" to their movements being tracked in retail stores via their smartphones. According to a new survey by Chicago-based OpinionLab, eight out of 10 consumers don't want to be tracked without giving their explicit consent.

Retailers Are Finding That Data Vulnerability Can Undo Years of Brand Equity

Data breaches, as we have all learned, can be #EpicFails with far-reaching and destructive implications for brands.