Attacks and breaches and hacks, oh my!
This year has definitely not been a good one for retail security. It all started around this time last year when Target announced that it had been hacked, leaking customers' credit card numbers and PINs for millions of accounts.
Then one after another, other stores began to fall like dominoes. Neiman Marcus, P.F. Chang's, UPS, Jimmy Johns, eBay, Home Depot, Michaels, Staples - the list goes on.
All of these stores had their security compromised through internal hacking or Point of Sale (PoS) breaches. In all cases, the payment method of customers was compromised, and some folks lost hundreds if not thousands of dollars.
But a security researcher may have stumbled upon a connection that links together two seemingly different retailers.