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Security blogger Brian Krebs may have found a seller of data from Target payment card breach

BY DSN STAFF

NEW YORK — The security blogger who broke the news about a massive breach of payment card data at Target stores may have identified someone who’s been selling the data.

In his Krebs on Security blog, Brian Krebs identified a Ukrainian man as someone allegedly selling the credit and debit card data, though there was no evidence that the man was behind the theft itself.

Krebs found the man by combing through online forums where stolen payment card data are sold, such as rescator.la, kaddafi.hk and cheapdumps.org and finding their owner, who uses the nickname Rescator.

Target confirmed last week that about 40 million credit and debit cards were hacked between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15. Target has been working with federal authorities to investigate the matter, but according to the New York Times, JPMorgan Chase notified customers who had used its cards at Target stores while the breach occurred that it would limit them to cash withdrawals of $100 per day and purchases of $300 per day, a move that would affect about 2 million accounts.

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Crowds flock to Canadian Target stores for retailer’s first Boxing Day

BY Alaric DeArment

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Despite concerns about the performance of its new Canadian division expressed in the wake of its third-quarter earnings last month, Target said it received quite a lot of shoppers on Boxing Day.

Boxing Day, the day after Christmas, has traditionally been a major shopping day in Canada, similar to Black Friday in the United States, which has also migrated northward in recent years as retailers seek to keep Canadians shopping domestically. Target’s stores opened at 6 a.m., and several stores reported lineups before the doors opened, including in cold and snowy weather.

"We have seen tremendous excitement at our stores across the country as guests tap into the incredible deals and innovative products found only at Target," Target Canada president Tony Fisher said. "Celebrating our first Boxing Day with our guests has been an amazing experience, and we look forward to offering Bullseye Boxing Week prices all week long."

In discussing Target’s third-quarter earnings last month, CEO Gregg Steinhafel said that despite results from the Canadian division coming out lower than the company had hoped, he expected better results in 2014, and those stores that had opened early on were already tracking ahead of the newer ones.

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Rayovac to showcase new portable chargers

BY Ryan Chavis

MIDDLETON, Wis. — Rayovac will showcase a new line of portable mobile charging devices at the upcoming 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas from Jan. 7 to Jan. 10, 2014.  

"Rayovac has a rich history of delivering affordable and accessible innovations to the consumer electronics market,” Harrison Smiddy, senior director of marketing at Rayovac said. “Our new portable mobile charging devices are setting the bar for a new wave in affordable portable power products and we are very excited to have the opportunity to showcase our latest advancements to a global audience at the Consumer Electronics Show.”

The new offerings include:

7 Hour Power Recharge mobile device charger, which provides phones will a full charge without needing access to an outlet or electricity. Four AA batteries of any cell chemistry can power the charger. The device automatically shuts off after 30 seconds of inactivity. The 7 Hour Power Recharge has a MSRP of $19.99 

Phone Boost 800 mobile device chargers, which provide instant power for Micro USB, Apple 30-pin and Apple Lightning devices.  The charger can be recharged and used repeatedly to power mobile phones, digital cameras, portable gaming devices and more. The charger has a MSRP of $19.99 for micro USB, $19.99 for Apple 30-pin and $24.99 for Apple Lightning. 

Power Packs, which feature a slim, sleek design that make it easily storable and durable enough to recharge your mobile device in any situation. The Power Packs are available in two models: the 2000mAh and the 6000mAh. The MSRP for the Power Packs is $29.99 for 2000mAh and $49.99 for the 6000mAh. 

Car and Wall USB Power Chargers, which have been designed with dual USB ports, giving the user the opportunity to charge two devices at once. The chargers have a maximum output of 3.4A and are compatible with all USB cables, including Apple Lightning, Apple 30-pin, Micro USB and Mini USB cables. The Car and Wall USB Power Chargers have a MSRP of $14.99. 

 

 

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