Blog: Breach

A Nevada Law that took effect in October will require all businesses to encrypt personally-identifiable customer data, including names, and credit-card numbers, that are transmitted electronically.  Companies in Nevada that suffer a security breach, but comply with the new law would cap their damages at $1,000 per customer for each occurrence; however, those that do not comply would be subject to unlimited civil penalties.


An East Cost supermarket chain (Hannaford) announced on Monday that a computer network compromise resulted in the theft of 4.2 million credit & debit card account numbers which has led to 1,800 cases of fraud.  Hannaford became aware of the breach Feb. 27th.  [more]

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