A data breach via one of Target's suppliers exposed 40m customer debit and credit card details
A data breach via one of Target's suppliers exposed 40m customer debit and credit card details

Cyber security – it’s your responsibility to secure your supply chain

posted by Tom Reeve
20 January 2017

With 80% of information breaches occuring in the supply chain, procurement professionals can take a lead in ensuring their organisation is protected by helping to secure the supply chain and adopting best practice in the procurement of cyber-security technology.

Just before Thanksgiving, when tills across the US were ringing with purchases, hackers broke into the security and payments system of Target Stores, the country’s second largest discount retailer. Having planted malicious software onto its point of sale computers, they stole the personal data of over 40m credit card details. And they got in through a small air conditioning supplier. 

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