Dec. 15, 2010
In recent years, it seems that there has been a concerted media effort to warn the public about credit card and identity theft. What seems to be lost in those stories, until you do a little digging, is how often identity theft can be traced back to brick and mortar establishments that accept credit cards. In the news recently was a hacker who admitted to penetrating the defenses of Target, 7-Eleven, TJ Maxx and other well known retailers. These companies joined other highly publicized entities, such as Dave and Busters and Hannaford Brothers in the unenviable brotherhood of breached businesses.