Hackers Steal Credit Card Data From Up to 40 Million Target Customers, 12/19/2013, mashable.com
Cybercriminals have hit retail store Target with a massive data breach that may have affected 40 million of customers’ credit and debit cards accounts. The breach started around Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year in America, and has reportedly affected roughly 40,000 card devices at registers in Target locations around the country. … In its press release acknowledging the breach, Target said “40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been impacted between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, 2013.”

UH breach affects 53,000, 07/07/2010, www.staradvertiser.com
University of Hawaii officials said yesterday that a hacker breached the security of a parking office computer server that contained personal information of 53,000 people.

Dave & Buster’s Settles FTC Charges it Failed to Protect Consumers’ Information, 3/23/10, www.databreaches.com
Entertainment operation Dave & Buster’s, Inc. has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the company left consumers’ credit and debit card information vulnerable to hackers, resulting in several hundred thousand dollars in fraudulent charges.

Federal regulators Issue Final Model Privacy Notice Form, 11/17/09, www.pogowasright.org
Eight federal regulatory agencies today released a final model privacy notice form that will make it easier for consumers to understand how financial institutions collect and share information about consumers.

Misfired e-mail was never viewed by Gmail user, 09/29/09, www.cnetnews.com
A sensitive e-mail mistakenly sent by a bank to a Gmail address that prompted a court to order Google to deactivate the account was not viewed by the recipient and has been deleted, the bank said on Tuesday.

An F.A.Q. on the Heartland Payment Systems breach , 1/22/2009, www.pogowasright.org
Because Heartland Payment Systems has not really answered the questions of interest to consumers and bloggers like me, I thought — out of “an abundance of caution” — that I would compile what we know and create an F.A.Q. on the breach.

Customer Says Local Bank Warned Of Potential Security Breach, 1/21/2009, www.databreaches.net
Curiouser and curiouser… Forcht Bank’s spokesperson originally told a news source that they had been told by First Data Corporation that a breach involving 8,500 debit cards was due to a retail merchant.

Heartland Payment Systems breach could be massive, 1/20/2009, breachblog.com
Payments processor Heartland Payment Systems has learned it was the victim of a security breach within its processing system in 2008.

Hundreds of Stolen Data Dumps Found, 12/18/08, www.pogowasright.org
A comprehensive new study that peers into huge troves of financial data stolen by cyber thieves confirms what experts have surmised from looking at much smaller, isolated caches of digital loot…

Banking’s Data Security Crisis, 11/21/08, www.forbes.com
Countrywide Financial may have become a poster child for U.S. financial institutions ruined by poisonous subprime loans…

FTC Staff Issues Summary of Comments on Private-sector Use of Social Security Numbers, 12/01/07, www.pogowasright.org

TJX Breach Shows Retail Industry Lacks IT Security Lacks, 1/22/07, www.computerworld.com

Bank to Pay $50 Million for Personal Data, 9/30/06, www.financecheck.com

Reebok Faces Violations of Obtaining Customer Contact Information, 5/10/06, ledger.southofboston.com

Fingerprint Payments, 10/08/05, www.securityfocus.com