The credit card data breaches of 2014-so far

On September 8th, Home Depot confirmed that any customer who shopped in a U.S. or Canada store from April 2014 forward was impacted by a credit card data breach.

On August 20, shipping company UPS discovered malware that could potentially expose the data processed in 51 US stores in 24 states.

Nearly 3 million credit cards were impacted by two separate security breaches at Michaels, the arts and crafts store chain in the US. Michaels released this information April 17, 2014 hanl

During the 2013 holiday season, hackers made their way into Target‘s systems, exposing customers’ card data, names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses. In January, the retailer announced that the breach potentially affected 110 million customers— or up to one-third of the US population.

P.F. Chang’s, the nationwide Chinese food chain, fell victim to hackers who exposed credit and debit card data, as well as card holder names and the cards’ expiration dates.

Using malware, hackers made their way into hardware company LaCie‘s database, putting anyone who shopped between March 27, 2013 and March 10, 2014 at risk. That’s nearly one year of customer data.

eBay‘s database of names, phone numbers, encrypted passwords, email addresses, physical addresses, and dates of birth was compromised in late February and early March, 2014.


About RichardB

I am trained and work as a Creative Arts Therapist. I have passionately studied, worked, and taught as a hands on practitioner of the Creative/Expressive and Healing Arts since 1983. I have integrated training’s in modalities which include Swedish Massage, Jin Shin Do, Trager Work, Hatha Yoga, Gestalt Therapy, Halprin Method, Group Creative Arts Therapy, Tai Chi, Meditation, Motional Processing, Rituals, Interfaith Celebrations, Progressive Early Childhood and Adult Education, Addiction and Recovery Services, Counseling and Psychotherapy, Dance/Movement Therapy. I currently provide Creative Arts and Counseling services to a local nonprofit agency as well as teaching local classes and workshops. I use compassion and acceptance to create an environment that is safe and nurturing for individual clients and/or groups.
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