Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-08-19 12:46:09 GMT
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.Saluda County Sheriff John Perry said most of those arrested on chargesMore >>
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:55:24 GMT
Deep in a mine shaft in the California desert, the body of a pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine was discovered after a search of nearly two months.More >>
A former Marine charged Tuesday with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine shaft had been looking into how to dispose of a human body, a sheriff's investigator said.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:19:09 GMT
A Kansas City police officer is being investigated for his posts on social media, one of which claimed a photo of an Oregon murder suspect was Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot at leastMore >>
This is not Michael Brown. But a Kansas City Police Department officer may be in hot water for saying it is.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) - Data security sources said Target may have violated payment card industry standards in a data breach that potentially compromised 40 million customers.
According to Target's web alert, the breach may affect any card-using customer who shopped the Minneapolis-based chain's stores nationwide between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15. It does not include online purchases.
The alert revealed the breach may have exposed customers' names, credit/debit card numbers, expiration dates and CVV codes. Those are the 3-digit "card verification value" codes, typically marked on the back of the cards.
"Really, the CVV information is not supposed to be stored at all," said Jeff Horton, CEO of Germantown, TN-based One Point Solutions Group, an Internet data security firm.
According to the payment card industry's standard site, retailers are expected to "...not store sensitive authentication data contained in the payment card's storage chip or full magnetic stripe, including the printed 3-4 digit card validation code...after authorization."
"You put (the validation code and card number) together, and you can authorize charges that way, so it's a big no-no to store all that information together," Horton said.
Store spokesperson Eric Hausman insisted the breach had nothing to do with how Target stores customers' information.
"That's not the issue here," Hausman said. "The unauthorized access of customer information happened at the point of the swipe. We're still investigating whether customers' 3-digit codes were actually compromised."
Horton said if that's accurate, then someone -- or some group -- had to steal the information directly from Target's "point-of-sale terminals": the cash registers.
"They would've had to hack into the software that controls those point-of-sale terminals and do it on a mass scale, so across the entire country...not just one point-of-sale terminal, but lots of them," he said.
The U.S. Secret Service is leading the criminal investigation of the breach. Special Agent Brian Leary said the agency would not comment on an on-going investigation.
"We are partnering with a leading third-party forensics firm to conduct a thorough investigation of the incident and to examine additional measures we can take that would be designed to help prevent incidents of this kind in the future," said Target in its web alert.
Target customers who fear their information was compromised:
* CHECK YOUR DEBIT/CREDIT CARD STATEMENTS. Look for any unusual or unauthorized charges.
* CHECK YOUR CREDIT REPORT FOR UNAUTHORIZED ACTIVITY. Only use AnnualCreditReport.com to pull a free annual credit report from each of the three credit bureaus (Experian, EquiFax, TransUnion). Consider adding a fraud alert to your credit report if there is evidence of tampering with your credit identity.
* IF YOU DISCOVER UNAUTHORIZED CHARGES, CALL YOUR BANK FIRST, YOUR CREDIT CARD COMPANIES SECOND. CALL THE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY WHERE YOU LIVE IF EITHER YOUR BANK OR YOUR CREDIT CARD COMPANY REQUIRES A POLICE REPORT.
* USE CASH OR CREDIT CARDS ONLY IN FUTURE PURCHASES. Credit cards, unlike debit cards, have built-in insurance features. By federal law, you are never liable for more than $50 of any disputed credit card charge, and most credit cards now offer zero liability.
* IGNORE UNSOLICITED CALLS FROM PEOPLE CLAIMING TO BE FROM TARGET. Target personnel will not contact customers directly in this case. Any calls will be from impostors trying to use the breach to steal your personal information.
Thursday, December 19 2013 7:04 PM EST2013-12-20 00:04:13 GMT
* CHECK YOUR DEBIT/CREDIT CARD STATEMENTS. Look for any unusual or unauthorized charges. * CHECK YOUR CREDIT REPORT FOR UNAUTHORIZED ACTIVITY. Only use AnnualCreditReport.com to pull a free annual creditMore >>
CHECK YOUR DEBIT/CREDIT CARD STATEMENTS. Look for any unusual or unauthorized charges.More >>
Monday, August 18 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:58:47 GMT
One lane of the interstate has been reopened after it was shut down due to a deadly crash early Monday morning. The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports the collision happened around 3:21 a.m. on theMore >>
One person is dead and five others were injured when a tire blew on the vehicle they were riding in early Monday morning on Interstate 26.
Monday, August 18 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:39:10 GMT
A home was badly damaged in a fire on Quail Rd Sunday. (Source: Beth Baldauf)
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. Crews were called to a home on Quail Lane near Trenholm Rd and found the home engulfed in flames. No injuriesMore >>
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. More >>
Sunday, August 17 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:10:48 GMT
Forrest Wood Cup weigh-in Sunday. (Source: Tom Round)
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday. The Prosperity native took home the $500,000 grand prize in the Forrest Wood Cup held in Columbia. Anglers from across the nation headed to Lake MurrayMore >>
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:40 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:40:14 GMT
The Columbia City Council approved a $2.2 million contract with a Kansas City, Missouri firm to design the ballbark at the Bull Street development.Council member Moe Baddourah was the lone "no" vote. CouncilMore >>
The Columbia City Council approved a $2.2 million contract with a Kansas City, Missouri firm to design the ballbark at the Bull Street development.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:11:12 GMT
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. The call came in near dusk in Kershaw County. "A reckless driver headed east on I-20 towardsMore >>
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:09 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:09:03 GMT
For many businesspeople like real estate Jennifer Harding, Fort Jackson is worth fighting for. A loss of jobs on the Army post would have an especially drastic impact on her business."It means a loss ofMore >>
The loss of 3,100 Fort Jackson personnel could have a heavy affect on businesses around the Army post. More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:58 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:58:00 GMT
Firefighters say a coffee pot is to blame for starting a fire that caused $50,000 in damages to a Columbia strip mall. Multiple fire trucks and SCE&G crews responded to the scene in the 5100 block ofMore >>
Firefighters say a coffee pot is to blame for starting a fire that caused $50,000 in damages to a Columbia strip mall.More >>