You Cannot be Vigilant Enough
This past holiday season two major retailers announced that security breaches led to customers’ debit and credit card information being stolen by cybercriminals. Target Corp. estimated that up to 110 million of its customers’ credit/debit card information was stolen. Neiman Marcus, the upscale retailer, has still not revealed the number of customers impacted. There are discussions in the security world that other retailers may have also been targeted.
The market for stolen credit/debit card numbers is very lucrative and is perpetrated by cybercriminals around the world.
As consumers, we rely on retailers to secure our data as we
use credit and debit cards for convenient shopping every day. As aware
consumers, we should continue to follow best practices to secure and
monitor our personal information by doing the following:
For information on what to do in the event your credit or debit card is lost
or stolen, visit