Technology – Society – Issue / Solution – du jour – Feb. 18, 2014

By on June 9th, 2014 in Case Studies, Privacy & Security

The intention of this blog-segment is to bring up a current problem caused by technology and discuss not only its impact to Society but potential ways of solving the issue. Today’s topic: Target store recent data breach, where the personal data of an estimated 110 million people, was exposed to hackers raising questions about the incident, how it could affect victims, and perhaps raisin also the issue of what should other companies do to protect their customers information and avoid such failures in the future.
—Initially it was thought that hackers gained access to cardholder names, credit or debit card numbers, card expiration dates and CVV security codes. Later it was revealed that “guest information” such as names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of customers may have been accessed by the same thieves.