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Chicago's Trustwave sued over Target data breach
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:07:13 +0000 (UTC)


By John Pletz
On Technology
Crains Chicago Business
March 25, 2014

Trustwave Holdings Inc., a Chicago-based credit card security company, was sued alongside Target Corp. by banks who say they suffered financial damages when the retailer was hacked during the holiday shopping season.

Although the most serious allegations are leveled at Target, the suit alleges that Trustwave failed to identify deficiencies in the retailer's IT systems. Trustwave's software audits companies' IT systems to make sure they comply with credit card security regulations.

The lawsuit is a blow to Trustwave, which according to the complaint says it has "performed more Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Certifications than all other companies combined."

It's also the first time the company, which keeps a low profile and is loath to discuss its customers, has been publicly connected to the Target breach.


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