Hacked: Hacking Finance

Hacked: Hacking Finance



Target And Home Depot Agree To Settle Claims From Data Breaches

Posted on December 4th, 2015.

Target Corp. and Home Depot Inc. have both agreed to settle claims for losses caused by data breaches that compromised customers’ personal information. Target agreed to pay $34.9 million to end claims by credit unions and banks that lost funds on account of Target’s 2013 data breach, according to Reuters. A settlement filed on Wednesday...



Visa and Mastercard Sued for Part in WikiLeaks Bank Blockade

Posted on December 13th, 2014.

American attorneys for the Icelandic hosting provider used by WikiLeaks, DataCell, have filed a suit against credit card giants MasterCard and Visa in United States District Court. The suit claims that Visa and Mastercard participated in a coordinated attempt to cut off funding to WikiLeaks. Visa and Mastercard’s combined monopoly...